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|Family: Nyctaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Mirabilis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Mirabilis nyctaginea (Michx.) MacMill.
Stem: erect, < 10 dm, glabrous to +- hairy. Leaf: petioled or +- sessile; blade < 10 cm, ovate to cordate, +- glabrous. Inflorescence: umbels in forked clusters; peduncles hairy; involucre cup-shaped, 3--5-flowered, enlarged, 10--15 mm, papery in fruit, base short-hairy, lobes +- widely ovate, glabrous; bracts 5, +- 1/2--3/4 fused. Flower: perianth +- 10 mm, broadly funnel-shaped, white or pale pink. Fruit: 4--6 mm, broadly club-shaped, hairy; ribs 5, wide, wrinkled or warty between.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: e SCo (esp San Bernardino Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to central United States, northern Mexico. Note: Reported and expected but evidently not collected in California.
Synonyms: Oxybaphus nyctagineus (Michx.) Sweet
eFlora Treatment Author: Andy Murdock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens
Next taxon: Mirabilis tenuiloba
Citation for this treatment: Andy Murdock 2016. Mirabilis nyctaginea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=33818, accessed on August 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 30, 2016.