Mirabilis linearis var. linearis

Illustrated
Synonyms: Allionia bodinii (Holzinger) Morong Allionia decumbens (Nuttall) Sprengel Allionia diffusa A. Heller Allionia linearis var. bodinii Allionia pinetorum (Nuttall) Daniels Mirabilis decumbens (A. Heller) C. F. Reed Mirabilis diffusa Holzinger Oxybaphus bodinii (Nuttall) Sweet Oxybaphus decumbens
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 53. Mentioned on page 50, 54.

Stems erect, ascending, or decumbent-ascending, 1–13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf-blades grayish or bluish green, linear, 3–10 × 0.1–1 (–1.3) cm, surfaces glabrous or glandular-pubescent. Inflorescences of single involucres in axils, or terminal, well branched with ± well-defined main axis; fruiting involucres 5–10 (–15) mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually pale. Perianth white to deep rose-pink.


Phenology: Flowering late spring–late summer.
Habitat: Sandy, gravelly, or rocky places, disturbed areas, grasslands, brush, open areas
Elevation: 200-2700 m

Distribution

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Alta., Man., Sask., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Ill., Ind., Kans., Mich., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.Dak., Okla., Pa., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Wis., Wyo., Mexico (Chihuahua), Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Durango), Mexico (San Luis Potosí)

Discussion

Mirabilis linearis var. linearis is primarily of the Great Plains, the valleys of the Rocky Mountain region, and the central plateau of northern Mexico. It is sporadically introduced elsewhere. Through the named forms M. decumbens and M. lanceolata, it intergrades into M. albida, in the broad sense. A possible intergrade to M. glabra from Utah has fruits with five, six, or seven ribs. Only rarely are different growth forms found in the same population, and there is some suggestion from specimen data that in some instances growth forms are phenological stages. In the northern portion of the Great Plains, M. linearis and M. albida thoroughly intergrade.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

Richard W. Spellenberg +
(Pursh) Heimerl +
glutinous +
acute +, attenuate +  and long +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Allionia linearis +
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 +
Alta. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, Pa. +, S.Dak. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wis. +, Wyo. +, Mexico (Chihuahua) +, Mexico (Coahuila) +, Mexico (Durango) +  and Mexico (San Luis Potosí) +
200-2700 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 />) +
Sandy, gravelly, or rocky places, disturbed areas, grasslands, brush, open areas +
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 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
bluish green +  and grayish +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 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 late spring–late summer. +
Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Gen ève +
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 +, ascending +  and erect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
inconspicuous +
cross-rugose +
mucilaginous +
glandular-pubescent +  and glabrous +
slightly rugose +  and prominently tuberculate +
Allionia bodinii +, Allionia decumbens +, Allionia diffusa +, Allionia linearis var. bodinii +, Allionia pinetorum +, Mirabilis decumbens +, Mirabilis diffusa +, Oxybaphus bodinii +  and Oxybaphus decumbens +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis linearis var. linearis +
Mirabilis linearis +
variety +
proximal +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
large +  and small +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +