Mirabilis macfarlanei

Constance & Rollins

Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 49: 148. 1936.

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

Herbs, forming hemispheric clumps 6–8 dm diam., glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Stems 6–10 dm. Leaves spreading; petioles of proximal leaves 1–2.5 cm; blades of midstem leaves suborbiculate to widely ovate, 3.5–5 × 3–5 cm, base obtuse to cordate, symmetric, apex obtuse to rounded, rarely acute. Involucres: peduncle 4–25 mm; involucres erect or ascending, 13–23 mm; bracts 5, 50% connate, 15–20 mm, apex acute to widely ovate. Flowers 6 per involucre; perianth magenta, funnelform, 1.5–2.5 cm. Fruits light-brown, with 10 slender ribs visible when wet, widely obovoid to ellipsoid, 6–7.5 mm, tuberculate, glabrous or very sparsely puberulent, secreting mucilage most abundantly on ribs when wetted.


Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: Exposed slopes in canyons
Elevation: 400-500 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Mirabilis macfarlanei is in the Center for Plant Conservation’s National Collection of Endangered Plants.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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... more about "Mirabilis macfarlanei"
Richard W. Spellenberg +
Constance & Rollins +
glutinous +
obtuse +  and cordate +
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 +
Idaho +  and Oreg. +
400-500 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
light-brown +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +
widely obovoid +  and ellipsoid +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.75 cm7.5 mm <br />0.0075 m <br />) +
Exposed slopes in canyons +
tubular +  and bell--shaped +
not accrescent +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
sessile +  and petiolate +
distributed +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +, flared +, campanulate +  and tubular +
constricted +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
Flowering late spring. +
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
inconspicuous +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
globose +, ellipsoid +, obovoid +  and round +
slender +
thick +  and thin +
cylindric +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
Endemic +  and Conservation concern +
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 macfarlanei +
Mirabilis sect. Quamoclidion +
species +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
puberulent +  and glabrous +