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14b. Mirabilis linearis (Pursh) Heimerl var. decipiens (Standley) S. L. Welsh, Great Basin Naturalist. 46: 258. 1986.

Allionia decipiens Standley in N. L. Britton et al., N. Amer. Fl. 21: 223. 1918

Stems usually decumbent-ascending, 1.5-13 dm, minutely puberulent, glabrate, or glabrous basally. Leaf blades green, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 3-11 × 0.4-1.4(-1.8) cm, surfaces glabrous or glabrate. Inflorescences narrowly to widely forked, usually without main axis; fruiting involucres 4-6 mm, crosswalls of peduncle hairs usually dark. Perianth pink to deep purple-pink.

Flowering summer. Open gravelly or sandy areas in brush, pine, or mixed conifer forests; 1400-2800 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah; Mexico (Chihuahua).

Mirabilis linearis var. decipiens probably represents populations intergradient between var. linearis and Mirabilis melanotricha.


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