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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Mirabilis:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mirabilis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mirabilis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mirabilis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mirabilis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Mirabilis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mirabilis
JSTOR Plant Science: Mirabilis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mirabilis
Plants of the World Online: Mirabilis
Tropicos: Mirabilis
Wikipedia: Mirabilis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Mirabilis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=541, retrieved 16 July 2024

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