Mirabilis oxybaphoides

(A. Gray) A. Gray

in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 173. 1859.

Basionym: Quamoclidion oxybaphoides A. Gray Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 15: 320. 1853
Synonyms: Allionia oxybaphoides (A. Gray) Kuntze Allioniella oxybaphoides (A. Gray) Rydberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 47. Mentioned on page 41.

Stems decumbent to prostrate, often tangled in other vegetation, 2–12 dm, herbaceous, puberulent in lines or throughout, glandular or not. Leaves spreading; petiole 0.5–3.5 cm; blade broadly deltate or ovate, 1.5–8 × 1–7.5 cm, fleshy, base cordate, apex usually acute or acuminate (rounded), surfaces glabrous or pubescent, and then often glandular. Inflorescences loosely and narrowly cymose; involucres solitary or clustered at ends of branches, or solitary in axils, 5–9 mm, lobes triangular, base 50–70% of height. Flowers 3 per involucre; perianth purplish to pale pink (white), 0.5–0.9 cm. Fruits olive, dark brown and black-mottled, or evenly black, sometimes faintly marked with 5 shallow grooves, broadly obovoid to nearly spheric, 2.5–3.5 mm, smooth or slightly rugose. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Brush or boulders, banks in woodlands, moist areas
Elevation: 1400-2600 m


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Ariz., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León).


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Richard W. Spellenberg +
(A. Gray) A. Gray +
Quamoclidion oxybaphoides +
Ariz. +, Colo. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Chihuahua +, Coahuila +  and Nuevo León). +
1400-2600 m +
Brush or boulders, banks in woodlands, moist areas +
Flowering spring–fall. +
in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. +
Allionia oxybaphoides +  and Allioniella oxybaphoides +
Mirabilis oxybaphoides +
Mirabilis sect. Oxybaphoides +
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