Mirabilis laevis var. villosa

(Kellogg) Spellenberg

Sida 19: 551. 2001.

Basionym: Mirabilis californica var. villosa Kellogg Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 3: 10. 1863
Synonyms: Hesperonia bigelovii (A. Gray) Standley Mirabi lisaspera Greene Mirabi bigelovii A. Gray Mirabi bigelovii var. aspera (Greene) Munz Mirabi californica var. aspera (Greene) Jepson Mirabi laevis var. aspera (Greene) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 48. Mentioned on page 47.

Stems few–many, when few often sprawling, when many often forming dense clumps, moderately to densely villous or viscid-villous, increasingly dense and viscid distally. Leaf-blades 0.5–4 × 1–3.7 cm. Inflorescences cymose, usually broad; branches ± equal throughout; involucres 5–7 mm; bracts 60–70% connate, lobes ovate-triangular or ovate-oblong, base often 70–100% of height, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers: perianth usually white, sometimes pink or magenta or tinged with pink at base. Fruits gray-brown, dark charcoal brown, or olive, often dark mottled, often faintly marked with 10 paler longitudinal lines, ellipsoid, obovoid, or almost spheric, 4–6 × 2.4–4 mm. 2n = 60.


Phenology: Flowering ± year-round, most vigorously in spring.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, desert brushlands
Elevation: -40-2200 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah, Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Sonora)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

Richard W. Spellenberg +
(Kellogg) Spellenberg +
glutinous +
obtuse +, truncate +  and cordate +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Mirabilis californica var. villosa +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
subreniform;ovate-rhombic;deltate-ovate;ovate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
0.5cm;3.5cm +
persistent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
branched +, congested +  and open +
sessile +, petiolate +  and short +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Utah +, Mexico (Baja California) +  and Mexico (Sonora) +
-40-2200 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
dark mottled +, olive +, brown +, dark charcoal +  and gray-brown +
spheric +, obovoid +  and ellipsoid +
0.24 cm2.4 mm <br />0.0024 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Rocky slopes, desert brushlands +
bell--shaped +
accrescent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br />) +
distributed +
prostrate +  and decumbent +
unequal +
5-lobed +
rugose +  and smooth +
spheric +, obovoid +  and ovoid +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
ovate-oblong +  and ovate-triangular +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +  and flared +
constricted +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
Flowering ± year-round, most vigorously in spring. +
not evident +  and defined +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
globose +, ellipsoid +, obovoid +  and round +
thick +  and thin +
cordlike +  and cylindric +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Illustrated +
suffrutescent +
clambering +, decumbent +  and erect +
few +  and many +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
mucilaginous +
villous +, puberulent +, scabrous +  and glabrous +
Hesperonia bigelovii +, Mirabi lisaspera +, Mirabi bigelovii +, Mirabi bigelovii var. aspera +, Mirabi californica var. aspera +  and Mirabi laevis var. aspera +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis laevis var. villosa +
Mirabilis laevis +
variety +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
herb +, shrubby +, herbaceous +  and suffrutescent +
pubescent +  and glabrous +