Mirabilis viscosa Cav.

    (Four-O'clock Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BOOGANBEL FAMILY (बूगनबेल फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : NYCTAGINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mirabilis viscosa Cav.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Waste ground and on debris heaps
  • Key identification features : Flowers large; bracteoles conspicuous; pedicels short; calyx accrescent in fruits; stamens 3 (or 4), declinate, long-exserted; fruits (anthocarps) with five verrucose rib
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
  • World Distribution : Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru; introduced and naturalised in India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.K. Sampath Kumara, A.N. Sringeswara, K.B. Sadananda, G.R. Shivamurthy and H.S. Prakash (2012). Mirabilis viscosa (Nyctaginaceae) – Newly recorded for Asia, as a naturalised plant; Rheedea vol.22 (2 ), 88-90.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Mirabilis viscosa. Downloaded on 1 December 2022.


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