2347.000 Mirabilis L.

Description of the genus

Erect, perennial herb with tuberous roots. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence cymose. Involucre of connate bracts calyx-like, 5-lobed. Flowers conspicuous, bisexual, ephemeral. Perianth tubular, with expanded 5-lobed limb; lower part persistent in fruit, upper part coloured. Stamens 5-6 (in ours), unequal. Fruit enclosed in a hardened perianth base.

Derivation of name: Latin for wonderful.

Worldwide: 54 species from warm regions of America, with 1 in the Himalayas

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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jalapa L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Mirabilis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Mirabilis
Flora of Mozambique: Mirabilis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Mirabilis
Flora of Zambia: Mirabilis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mirabilis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mirabilis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mirabilis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mirabilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mirabilis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mirabilis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Mirabilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=541, retrieved 19 September 2020

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