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Purseglove J 1974 pp 538-540 [LIG, DRA, USE]
Kernick M 1961 pp 222-227 [PHO, KTMP, TEMP, RAIN, DRA, LIMITS]
Annual herb, growing for 90-120 days.
Nicotine tobacco probably orginated in Peru. In the tropics, it can be found at elevations between sea level and 1800 m.
In advanced stage of growth the crop can be severely damaged by hail, heavy rain or strong winds. It can grow to a height of 0.5-1.5 m.