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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mirabilis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mirabilis coccinea (Torr.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Stem: ascending to erect, < 6 dm, glabrous, glaucous. Leaf: +- sessile; blade 2--12 cm, linear, fleshy, glabrous. Inflorescence: involucre 1 per upper axil, peduncled, bell-shaped, short-hairy, 1--3-flowered, enlarged, 5--8 mm, papery in fruit; bracts 5, +- 1/2 fused. Flower: perianth 15--20 mm, +- funnel-shaped, bright red. Fruit: +- 5 mm, club-shaped; ribs 5, coarsely wrinkled between; hairs fine.
Ecology: Dry, rocky slopes, washes; Elevation: 1300--1800 m. Bioregional Distribution: DMtns; Distribution Outside California: to western New Mexico, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Jul Note: Easily confused with Mirabilis linearis var. linearis without mature flowers.
Synonyms: Oxybaphus coccineus Torr.
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Mirabilis alipes
Next taxon: Mirabilis greenei
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2016. Mirabilis coccinea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33792, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.