We found this Nicotiana growing inside a small cave
- almost a cave
dwelling plant. It favours growing in rocky places
like rocky hills, cliffs & outcrops. It has soft broad leaves with irregular margins. Leaves have a few hairs, are sticky and pungent smelling. White 5-petalled flowers are solitary in the upper leaf axils.
The main flower colour is white.
Nicotiana benthamiana is used in many plant biology laboratories around the world. The plant is used for many different types of research including gene silencing, metabolic engineering, plant-microbe interactions, protein-protein interactions and gene function studies.
Created: 28 Jun 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val
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