Mirabilis tenuiloba

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 375. 1882.

Synonyms: Hesperonia tenuiloba (S. Watson) Standley
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 49. Mentioned on page 41.

Stems decumbent to erect, usually forming leafy clumps, 3–10 dm, herbaceous or suffrutescent basally, usually glandular-viscid, more densely so distally. Leaves spreading or ascending; petiole 0.1–2.2 (–5) cm; blade broadly deltate or ovate, 2–5 (–8) × 1.7–7 (–12) cm, fleshy to slightly succulent, base rounded to cordate, apex acute (rounded), glabrate to glandular-villous. Inflorescences usually thyrselike, often narrow; involucres 7–16 mm, lobes narrowly lance-oblong, base 30–50% of height. Flowers 1 per involucre; perianth usually white (pale-pink), 1.3–1.8 cm. Fruits dull reddish-brown to almost black, rarely with 10 inconspicuous, paler lines, sometimes with several very shallow grooves, broadly ovoid, 4–6 mm, surfaces smooth or very slightly rugose.


Phenology: Flowering spring, occasionally other seasons.
Habitat: Sands and rocks on slopes, cliffs, and canyon sides in open arid and semiarid areas
Elevation: 0-400(-900) m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Mexico (Baja California), Mexico (Baja California Sur)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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

... more about "Mirabilis tenuiloba"
glabrate;glandular-villous +
Richard W. Spellenberg +
S. Watson +
glutinous +
rounded +  and cordate +
constricted +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
ovate;deltate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
1.7cm;7cm +
persistent +
distinct +, , +  and connate +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
branched +, congested +  and open +
sessile +, petiolate +  and short +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Mexico (Baja California) +  and Mexico (Baja California Sur) +
0-400(-900) m +
curved +  and straight +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
cleistogamous +, chasmogamous +  and bisexual +
black +  and reddish-brown to almost +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Sands and rocks on slopes, cliffs, and canyon sides in open arid and semiarid areas +
bell--shaped +
accrescent +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
herbaceous;papery +
distributed +
prostrate +  and decumbent +
unequal +
5-lobed +
inconspicuous +
lance-oblong +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
chasmogamous +  and cleistogamous +
5-lobed +  and flared +
constricted +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br />) +
Flowering spring, occasionally other seasons. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
not evident +  and defined +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
globose +, ellipsoid +, obovoid +  and round +
thick +  and thin +
cordlike +  and cylindric +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
glandular-viscid +
suffrutescent +  and herbaceous +
decumbent +  and erect +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
mucilaginous +
Hesperonia tenuiloba +
ropelike +  and swollen +
Mirabilis tenuiloba +
Mirabilis sect. Oxybaphoides +
species +
gland-tipped +
expanded +
herb +, shrubby +, herbaceous +  and suffrutescent +
pubescent +  and glabrous +