Mirabilis pudica

Barneby

Leafl. W. Bot. 3: 175. 1942.

Endemic
Synonyms: Mirabilis pudica var. pubescens Kartesz & Gandhi
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 44. Mentioned on page 40.

Herbs, forming upright columnar clumps 3–5 dm diam., glabrous or densely pubescent. Stems 3–6 dm. Leaves strongly ascending; petioles of proximal leaves 0.3–0.5 cm; blades of midstem leaves ovate to narrowly ovate, 3.5–6 × 2–3 cm, base acute to rounded, symmetric, apex acute. Involucres: peduncle 6–10 mm; involucres pendent, 12–21 mm; bracts 5, 50% connate, apex acute to widely ovate. Flowers 6 per involucre; perianth usually creamy white, 1.2–1.5 cm. Fruits dark-brown, with 10 slender, tan ribs occasionally evident at base, ellipsoid, 7–8 mm, smooth, glabrous, not secreting mucilage when wetted. 2n = 66.


Phenology: Flowering mid spring–early summer.
Habitat: Calcareous hills and flats in arid brushlands
Elevation: 1000-1500 m

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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Richard W. Spellenberg +
Barneby +
glutinous +
acute +  and rounded +
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 +
columnar +
subsessile +  and sessile +
1000-1500 m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
ellipsoid +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Calcareous hills and flats in arid brushlands +
tubular +  and bell--shaped +
not accrescent +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
sessile +  and petiolate +
distributed +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +, flared +, campanulate +  and tubular +
constricted +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Flowering mid spring–early summer. +
Leafl. W. Bot. +
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 +
decumbent +, ascending +  and erect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
not +  and mucilaginous +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
rugulose +  and smooth +
Mirabilis pudica var. pubescens +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis pudica +
Mirabilis sect. Quamoclidion +
species +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
pubescent +  and glabrous +