Mirabilis greenei

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 12: 253. 1876.

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

Herbs, forming hemispheric clumps 6–8 dm diam., glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Stems 4–8 dm. Leaves spreading; petioles of proximal leaves 1–2.7 cm; blades of midstem leaves widely elliptic to ovate, 3–8-5 × 3–5.5 cm, base obtuse, often asymmetric, apex acute or acuminate. Involucres: peduncle 25–85 mm; involucres erect or ascending, 26–40 mm; bracts 5, 50% connate, apex acute to widely ovate. Flowers 6(–16) per involucre; perianth magenta, funnelform, 4–5 cm. Fruits light brown, with 5 blunt angles and 10 slender ribs visible when wet, widely obovoid to widely ellipsoid, 7–7.5 mm, tuberculate, glabrous or very sparsely puberulent, secreting mucilage most abundantly on ribs when wetted. 2n = 66.

Phenology: Flowering late spring.
Habitat: Gravelly slopes and flats, with juniper
Elevation: 400-1000 m


Mirabilis greenei may have as many as sixteen flowers per involucral bract.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Richard W. Spellenberg +
S. Watson +
Quamoclidion +
400-1000 m +
Gravelly slopes and flats, with juniper +
Flowering late spring. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Hermidium +, Mirabilis sect. Paramirabilis +  and Mirabilis subg. Quamoclidion +
Mirabilis greenei +
Mirabilis sect. Quamoclidion +
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