3449.000 Mimosa L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or shrubs; stems armed with prickles. Leaves 2-pinnate, sensitive (in ours). Inflorescences of ovoid or subspherical heads which are axillary or arranged in clusters. Flowers bisexual or male. Calyx very small. Corolla gamopetalous, (3-)4(-6)-lobed. Pods flat, bristly or prickly (in ours), splitting transversely into 1-seeded segments.

Worldwide: 480 species in tropical and warm regions, especially America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Ericeia inangulata (Sober Tabby)
Mimosa pigra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
pigra L.B,N,C?,E,SN,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mimosa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Mimosa
Flora of Caprivi: Mimosa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Mimosa
Flora of Malawi: Mimosa
Flora of Mozambique: Mimosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mimosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mimosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mimosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mimosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mimosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Mimosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Mimosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mimosa
Plants of the World Online: Mimosa
Tropicos: Mimosa
Wikipedia: Mimosa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Mimosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=670, retrieved 24 July 2024

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