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Nicotiana glauca is an annual perennial shrub. It stands up to 8,5 m in height. Large plants have numerous multi-branched stems arising from their bases. The leaves are oblong, green, and clasp the stem. They become smaller as they near the end of the branches’ flowering top. The flowers are tubular and have a cream-colored, greenish white coloring. The seed capsules contain many small brown seeds. The entire plant is sticky and covered with small hairs.Tree tobacco, while related to tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), is said not to contain nicotine. Instead, Nicotiana glauca’s active ingredient is anabasine – an alkaloid similar to the former. Certain parts of this plant are considered poisonous.
Nicotiana glauca es un arbusto anual perenne. Se yergue hasta 8,5 m de altura. Las plantas grandes poseen numerosos tallos con varias ramas surgiendo desde sus bases y hojas oblongas, verdes que los envuelven. Éstas se tornan más pequeñas a medida que se acercan a la cúspide floral al final de las ramas. Las flores son pequeñas, tubulares de una tonalidad blanco-verdosa o crema. Las cápsulas contienen muchas semillas pequeñas amarronadas. La planta entera es de consistencia pegajosa y está cubierta de pelos pequeños. El árbol del tabaco, si bien emparentado con la planta de tabaco (Nicotiana tabacum), no contiene entre sus componentes a la nicotina. En su lugar, la sustancia activa de esta especie es la anabasina – un alcaloide similar al citado componente. Ciertas partes de la planta son consideradas venenosas.

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