Mirabilis sect. Mirabilopsis

Heimerl

Beitr. Syst. Nyctag., 23. 1897.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 49. Mentioned on page 41.

Herbs, perennial; roots cylindric, cordlike. Stems ascending, openly forked, sparsely leafy, leaves ± evenly distributed. Leaves sessile or subsessile, ± equal proximal to inflorescence, margins entire. Inflorescences axillary and terminal in open, few-branched cymes; involucres not or only slightly accrescent, widely bell-shaped, with 1–3 flowers inserted at base. Flowers: perianth funnelform, gradually expanded from narrow tube; stamens 5. Fruits with 5 low, prominent ribs or blunt angles, narrowly obovate, base prominently constricted, apex nipplelike, surface of fruit smooth or tuberculate, spreading-puberulent, mucilaginous when wetted.

Distribution

sw United States, n Mexico

Discussion

Species 1.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

Richard W. Spellenberg +
Heimerl +
glutinous +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
undulate;plane;linear;ovate or more or less round +
thin;thick +
persistent +
distinct +, , +  and connate +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
few-branched +  and open +
sw United States +  and n Mexico +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 3 +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
obovate +
bell--shaped +
accrescent +
herbaceous;papery +
subsessile +  and sessile +
distributed +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
campanulate +
Beitr. Syst. Nyctag., +
prominent +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
thick +  and thin +
cordlike +  and cylindric +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
mucilaginous +
spreading-puberulent +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis sect. Mirabilopsis +
Mirabilis +
section +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
pubescent +  and glabrous +