Mirabilis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or glandular-hairy; rootstock usually woody and tuberous. Leaves opposite, petiolate. Inflorescence a terminal cyme, flowers rarely solitary; flowers subtended by 5 sepal-like involucral bracts. Flowers bisexual; perianth trumpet-shaped, variously coloured, showy, 5-lobed, deciduous; stamens 5–6, equal to or exceeding perianth tube; style simple, stigma capitate. Fruit (4–)5-ribbed or tuberculate, without glands.

About 60 species mainly from America; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-03-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Nyctaginaceae
Higher taxa
genus Mirabilis
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