Mirabilis jalapa

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Location collected: Dainy, Kolonia
Dated Collected: November 21, 1999
Collected by: Graham Henry Identified by: Tomas Kubicek

  1. Genus Specie
  2. Family: Nyctaginaceae?
  3. English: Four o clock
  4. Chuukese:
  5. Kosraen:
  6. Pohnpeian: four o clock
  7. Yapese:
  8. Growth form: shrub
  9. Growth location: terrestrial
  10. Growth environment: cultivated garden
  11. Growth zone: tropical
  12. Average height: 1 m
  13. Stem: woody, smooth, and easily break off
  14. Leaf arrangement: alternate
  15. Stipule: absent
  16. Petioles: .3-.8 cm.
  17. Leaf blade: simple, acuminate tip, smooth and light green, very thin, pinnate ventation, ovate in shape, and margin is entire.
  18. Inflorescence: solitary
  19. Floral bracts: magenta
  20. Flower: rotational in corolla shape, 5 cm., light purple in color, trumpet shape flowers.
  21. Calyx: green in color, connected to ovary.
  22. Corolla: five light purple lobes fused together.
  23. Stamen: purple in color.
  24. Ovary: inferior
  25. Pistil: single reddish purple, facing perpendicularly to the corolla.
  26. Fruit: unknown
  27. Seed: black and round with a rough surface.
  28. Anything else: has a unique fragrance when flowers bloom
  29. Cultural usage: used in making mwar-mwars.

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