Plant length (not finished growing): 135 cm / 53 in
Leaf length (10th leaf): 56 cm / 22 in
Leaf width (10th leaf): 33 cm / 13 in
Plant form columnar
Leaf attachment petiolate
Leaf carriage of midrib arched
Leaf color light green
Leaf margin not wavy
Leaf angle 45°
Leaf margin not recurved
Leaf surface smooth
Stalk diameter 2.5 cm / 1 in
Tip shape acuminate
Venation pattern angular Days at maturity: not yet determined
Flower color: not yet determined
Flower head habit: not yet determined
From what @istanbulin said, Bursa is a semi-Oriental. Looking at ARS-GRIN, there are two "Bursa" accessions that resemble the Bursa you and I have seen.
PI 494150, Nicotiana tabacum L., TI 1668
PI 481863, Nicotiana tabacum L., 'Bursa', TI 1650
Neither displays a pedigree. Both came from the city of Bursa, and are probably the same variety. The original accession page is available for both of them, but provides no additional information.
So, Bursa is either a semi-Oriental, as @istanbulin suggested, or a regional variant of the Samsun family.
But the story on Ainaro is that the general area of Timor-Leste was planted with pretty much one variety that resembles Viqueque and Liquiça, but that @Tutu discovered this growing in a tiny tobacco patch alongside a humble, rural home. The folks there could not tell him anything about it. So I'm guessing it has just been percolating at that spot, all alone, for a long time. I would be surprised if somehow this subsistence farmer ordered some specific, Oriental seed.
The blossoms know. By hook or crook, I'll see blossoms from Ainaro this year. Also, I don't recall the seed being unusually large. N. tabacum seed averages about 500 microns, while N. rustica seed averages about 1000 microns.
Did only send the seeds to the two of you, not to ARS-GRIN. And as you may know, mine do not germinate. Would love to receive seeds from you guys after you have collected some! I am travelling in CT and PA now btw!
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