Mirabilis greenei

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 253. 1876.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 45. Mentioned on page 40.

Herbs, forming hemispheric clumps 6–8 dm diam., glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Stems 4–8 dm. Leaves spreading; petioles of proximal leaves 1–2.7 cm; blades of midstem leaves widely elliptic to ovate, 3–8-5 × 3–5.5 cm, base obtuse, often asymmetric, apex acute or acuminate. Involucres: peduncle 25–85 mm; involucres erect or ascending, 26–40 mm; bracts 5, 50% connate, apex acute to widely ovate. Flowers 6 (–16) per involucre; perianth magenta, funnelform, 4–5 cm. Fruits light-brown, with 5 blunt angles and 10 slender ribs visible when wet, widely obovoid to widely ellipsoid, 7–7.5 mm, tuberculate, glabrous or very sparsely puberulent, secreting mucilage most abundantly on ribs when wetted. 2n = 66.


Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: Gravelly slopes and flats, with juniper
Elevation: 400-1000 m

Discussion

Mirabilis greenei may have as many as sixteen flowers per involucral bract.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Richard W. Spellenberg +
S. Watson +
glutinous +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Undefined sect. Quamoclidion +
undulate;plane;linear;ovate or more or less round +
thin;thick +
persistent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
bracteate +  and naked +
hemispheric +
subsessile +  and sessile +
400-1000 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
light-brown +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +
widely obovoid +  and widely ellipsoid +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
Gravelly slopes and flats, with juniper +
tubular +  and bell--shaped +
not accrescent +
2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
sessile +  and petiolate +
distributed +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.7 cm27 mm <br />0.027 m <br />) +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (8.5 cm85 mm <br />0.085 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +, flared +, campanulate +  and tubular +
constricted +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
slender +
thick +  and thin +
cylindric +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
decumbent +, ascending +  and erect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
not +  and mucilaginous +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
rugulose +  and smooth +
Undefined sect. Hermidium +, Mirabilis sect. Paramirabilis +  and Mirabilis subg. Quamoclidion +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis greenei +
Mirabilis sect. Quamoclidion +
species +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
glabrous +  and sparsely puberulent +