Taxon: Mirabilis jalapa L.

 
Genus: Mirabilis
Family: Nyctaginaceae
      Tribe: Nyctagineae
Nomen number: 24469
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:177. 1753
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 25 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Sida 16:643. 1995; F ChinaEng; F NAmer)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_26.html,)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Sida 16:641. 1995)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . possible origin Mexico

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

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  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
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  • El-Hadidi, M. N. & M. S. Abdallah Flora of Egypt. 1980- (F Egypt Cairo)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
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  • Kindscher, K. Medicinal wild plants of the prairie: an ethnobotanical guide. 1992 (Med Wild Pl Prairie)
  • Le Duc, A. 1995. A revision of Mirabilis section Mirabilis (Nyctaginaceae) (Sida) 16:638.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
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  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. 1982 (F Ital)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora fanerogámica del Valle de México. 1979- (F Valle Mex)
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  • Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 1970 (Names Soukup)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image