Mirabilis laevis

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Mirabilis laevis
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia 001.jpg
Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Mirabilis
Species:
M. laevis
Binomial name
Mirabilis laevis

Mirabilis laevis, the desert wishbone-bush,[1] is a recently redefined species of flowering plant in the four o'clock family. Distribution is in the Southwestern United States and northwest Mexico.

Description[edit]

Mirabilis laevis now includes the common California chaparral plant known as wishbone bush (formerly Mirabilis californica), and several very similar relatives previously classified as separate species and now as varieties.[2][3]

Varieties[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mirabilis laevis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b (Choisy) Spellenberg, 2001
  3. ^ UC—Jepson: Mirabilis laevis . accessed 6.16.2012
  4. ^ UC—Jepson: Mirabilis laevis var. crassifolia . accessed 6.16.2012
  5. ^ UC—Jepson: Mirabilis laevis var. retrorsa . accessed 6.16.2012
  6. ^ UC—Jepson: Mirabilis laevis var. villosa . accessed 6.16.2012
  • Spellenberg, R. & S. R. Rodriguez Tijerina. (2001). Geographic variation and taxonomy of North American species of Mirabilis, section Oxybaphoides (Nyctaginaceae). Sida 19:3 539-570.

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