Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens

(Standley) S. L. Welsh

Great Basin Naturalist 46: 258. 1986.

Basionym: Allionia decipiens Stand ley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 223. 1918
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 54. Mentioned on page 52, 53.

Stems usually decumbent-ascending, 1.5–13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf-blades green, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3–11 × 0.4–1.4 (–1.8) cm, surfaces glabrous or glabrate. Inflorescences narrowly to widely forked, usually without main axis; fruiting involucres 4–6 mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually dark. Perianth pink to deep purple-pink.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests
Elevation: 1400-2800 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua)

Discussion

Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens probably represents populations intergradient between var. linearis and Mirabilis melanotricha.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

Richard W. Spellenberg +
(Standley) S. L. Welsh +
glutinous +
acute +, attenuate +  and long +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Allionia decipiens +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
green;blue-gray +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (11.5 cm115 mm <br />0.115 m <br />) +
lanceolate;linear;linear-lanceolate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
thick;thin;0.1cm;1cm +
persistent +
distinct +, , +  and connate +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
branched +, congested +  and open +
subsessile +  and sessile +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and Mexico (Chihuahua) +
1400-2800 m +
curved +  and straight +
obovoid +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
brown +, dark olive +  and olive brown +
tapering +  and obovate +
0.31 cm3.1 mm <br />0.0031 m <br /> (0.55 cm5.5 mm <br />0.0055 m <br />) +
Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests +
distributed +
crinkled +
0.01 cm0.1 mm <br />1.0e-4 m <br /> (0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
tinged with purple +  and pale green +
viscid-pubescent +  and hirsute +
bell--shaped +
accrescent +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (11 cm110 mm <br />0.11 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +, glandular-puberulent +, glabrous +, glabrate +  and spreading-hirsute +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
entire +  and crisped +
pilose +, glandular-puberulent +  and spreading +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +  and flared +
constricted +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering summer. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
interrupted +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +
rounded +  and round-angled +
0.5-1 times width of sulci +
0.3-1 times as wide as high smooth or sometimes rugose on sides +
thick +  and thin +
cordlike +  and cylindric +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Illustrated +
leafy +  and branched +
decumbent-ascending +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
inconspicuous +
cross-rugose +
mucilaginous +
glabrate +  and glabrous +
slightly rugose +  and prominently tuberculate +
Mirabilis hirsuta var. linearis +  and Oxybaphus linearis +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens +
Mirabilis linearis +
variety +
proximal +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
large +  and small +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +