Mirabilis albida

ClassificationDicots
FamilyNyctaginaceae
Family (Traditional)Nyctaginaceae
GenusMirabilis
Species:Mirabilis albida (Walt.) Heimerl
Common NameWhite Four Oclock
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 8
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Allionia albida Allionia albida Walter
Allionia bracteata Allionia bracteata Rydb.
Allionia coahuilensis Allionia coahuilensis Standl.
Allionia grayana Allionia grayana Standl.
Allionia pauciflora Allionia pauciflora (Buckl.) Standl.
Allionia pseudaggregata Allionia pseudaggregata (Heimerl) Weatherby
Allionia rotata Allionia rotata Standl.
Mirabilis albida var. lata Mirabilis albida var. lata Shinners
Mirabilis albida var. uniflora Mirabilis albida var. uniflora Heimerl
Mirabilis coahuilensis Mirabilis coahuilensis (Standl.) Standl.
Mirabilis dumetorum Mirabilis dumetorum Shinners
Mirabilis entricha Mirabilis entricha Shinners
Mirabilis grayana Mirabilis grayana (Standl.) Standl.
Mirabilis oblongifolia Mirabilis oblongifolia (A. Gray) Heimerl
Mirabilis pauciflora Mirabilis pauciflora (Buckl.) Standl.
Mirabilis pseudaggregata Mirabilis pseudaggregata Heimerl
Mirabilis rotata Mirabilis rotata (Standl.) I.M. Johnston
Oxybaphus albidus Oxybaphus albidus (Walter) Sweet
Oxybaphus coahuilensis Oxybaphus coahuilensis (Standl.) Weatherby
Oxybaphus pauciflorus Oxybaphus pauciflorus Buckl.
Oxybaphus pseudaggregatus Oxybaphus pseudaggregatus (Heimerl) Standl.
Oxybaphus rotatus Oxybaphus rotatus (Standl.) Weatherby

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Nicholas (KY), Maury (TN), Rutherford (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2012 - 2012

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100536257 Ballard Kentucky Raymond Athey
EKY
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091138 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Mirabilis albida
APSC0117040 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Mirabilis albida
APSC0117065 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0244286 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
31234100733664 Ballard Kentucky M. Evans
EKY
Mirabilis albida
31973000016441 Nicholas Kentucky
KNK
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091105 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091106 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091103 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091104 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
TENN-V-0091107 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Mirabilis albida
APSC0013041 Maury Tennessee 20 Aug 2012 M. Rienhart
APSC
Mirabilis albida
APSC0117062 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Mirabilis albida
APSC0112707 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Mirabilis albida
MEM006038 Ballard Kentucky Raymond Athey
MEM
Mirabilis albida
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Plant Photos

Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris
Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris
Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris
Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris
Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris
Mirabilis albida - Ashley B. Morris