Mimosa pudica L.

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Mimosa pudica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Botanic Garden Meise

Mimosa pudica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Botanic Garden Meise

Mimosa pudica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Botanic Garden Meise

Mimosa pudica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Botanic Garden Meise

Mimosa pudica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Botanic Garden Meise

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Prostrate or straggling annual or perennial herb up to c. 1 m high. Stems sometimes woody near the base, more or less densely covered in rough hairs, sparsely armed with short, prickles. Leaves sensitive, twice compound with (1-)2 pairs of pinnae; rhachis very short, making the leaf appearing palmately divided. Flowers in ovoid-globose heads, c. 1.3 × 1 cm, in the upper leaf axils, lilac or pink. Pods in clusters, 1-2 cm long, densely prickly or bristly on the margins only.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to South America; an introduced weed in Africa.
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 51 - 53. as var. tetrandra

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 45.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Mimosa pudica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mimosa pudica
African Plant Database: Mimosa pudica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mimosa pudica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimosa pudica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mimosa pudica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mimosa pudica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mimosa pudica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mimosa pudica
iNaturalist: Mimosa pudica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimosa pudica
JSTOR Plant Science: Mimosa pudica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mimosa pudica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mimosa pudica
Plants of the World Online: Mimosa pudica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Mimosa pudica
Tropicos: Mimosa pudica
Wikipedia: Mimosa pudica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Mimosa pudica.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126300, retrieved 23 September 2019

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