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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mirabilis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mirabilis laevis (Benth.) Curran
Stem: ascending to erect, < 8 dm, broadly forked, clambering or forming clumps, basally woody, [glabrous] scabrous, or glandular-hairy. Leaf: fleshy, hairs 0 or various, often glandular. Inflorescence: involucres in terminal, umbel-like cluster or generally 1 in axils, 3--7 mm, 1(2)-flowered, bracts 5, lobes < tube, +- ovate. Flower: perianth white to magenta, 5--14 mm. Fruit: ovoid, generally dark colored, often spotted, with 10 obscure vertical lines.
Note: Mirabilis laevis var. laevis restricted to Mexico.
Unabridged Synonyms: Oxybaphus laevis Benth.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mirabilis jalapa var. jalapa
Next taxon: Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2017. Mirabilis laevis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33788, accessed on January 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 24, 2017.