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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Mirabilis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Nyctaginaceae

About 60 species (mainly warms regions of America but one in Asia), of which two species have become naturalised in southern Africa.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Mirabilis jalapa (Four-o'clock)


Mirabilis viscosa