Mirabilis sect. Quamoclidion

(Choisy) A. Gray in W. H. Emory

in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 173. 1859.

Basionym: Undefined sect. Quamoclidion Choisy in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 429. 1849
Synonyms: Undefined sect. Hermidium S. Watson Mirabilis sect. Paramirabilis Heimerl Mirabilis subg. Quamoclidion (Choisy) Jepson
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 44. Mentioned on page 40.

Herbs, perennial; roots cylindric, spongy. Stems erect, ascending, or nearly decumbent, densely leafy, leaves ± evenly distributed. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, broader; distal leaves sessile or subsessile, narrower, margins entire. Inflorescences axillary and in compact terminal cymes; involucres slightly or not accrescent, bell-shaped or broadly tubular, with [3–] (5–) 6 (–16) flowers, usually with 1 central flower and 1 flower on each midvein of bract, central flower solitary and naked or bracteate (when flowers more than 6, then more than 1 flower per midvein of bract). Flowers: perianth tubular, campanulate, or long funnelform, abruptly flared from broad tube, deeply 5-lobed; stamens 5. Fruits with 0 or 10 low, slender, inconspicuous ribs, ovoid to ellipsoid, base slightly or prominently constricted, apex truncate, surface of fruit smooth or rugulose, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, mucilaginous or not when wetted.

Distribution

sw United States, n Mexico

Discussion

Species 6 (5 in the flora).

"broader" is not a number."narrower" is not a number.

Richard W. Spellenberg +
(Choisy) A. Gray in W. H. Emory +
glutinous +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Undefined sect. Quamoclidion +
undulate;plane;linear;ovate or more or less round +
thin;thick +
persistent +
distinct +, , +  and connate +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
bracteate +  and naked +
subsessile +  and sessile +
sw United States +  and n Mexico +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
ovoid +  and ellipsoid +
tubular +  and bell--shaped +
not accrescent +
herbaceous;papery +
sessile +  and petiolate +
distributed +
unequal +
5-lobed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +, flared +, campanulate +  and tubular +
constricted +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
pilz1978a +
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 +
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 sect. Quamoclidion +
Mirabilis +
section +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
pubescent +  and glabrous +