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
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.Insects associated with this genus:
Other sources of information about Mimosa:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: MimosaFlora of Caprivi
: MimosaFlora of Malawi
: MimosaFlora of Mozambique
: MimosaFlora of Zambia
: MimosaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): MimosaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: MimosaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MimosaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): MimosaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Mimosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=670, retrieved 24 May 2016