Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens

(Standley) S. L. Welsh

Great Basin Naturalist 46: 258. 1986.

Basionym: Allionia decipiens Stand ley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 223. 1918
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 54. Mentioned on page 52, 53.

Stems usually decumbent-ascending, 1.5–13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf blades green, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3–11 × 0.4–1.4(–1.8) cm, surfaces glabrous or glabrate. Inflorescences narrowly to widely forked, usually without main axis; fruiting involucres 4–6 mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually dark. Perianth pink to deep purple-pink.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests
Elevation: 1400-2800 m


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Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua).


Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens probably represents populations intergradient between var. linearis and Mirabilis melanotricha.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Richard W. Spellenberg +
(Standley) S. L. Welsh +
Allionia decipiens +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, N.Mex. +, Utah +  and Mexico (Chihuahua). +
1400-2800 m +
Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests +
Flowering summer. +
Great Basin Naturalist +
Illustrated +
Mirabilis hirsuta var. linearis +  and Oxybaphus linearis +
Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens +
Mirabilis linearis +
variety +