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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Frequency: Probably rare as a naturalised species in Zimbabwe.
Status: Introduced
Description:
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.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Content last updated: Wednesday 7 September 2011
Literature:

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


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Mimosa pudica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Mimosa pudica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimosa pudica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mimosa pudica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mimosa pudica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mimosa pudica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimosa pudica
Ispot Southern Africa : Mimosa pudica
JSTOR Plant Science: Mimosa pudica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mimosa pudica
Tropicos: Mimosa pudica
West African Plants database: Mimosa pudica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mimosa pudica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126300, retrieved 28 November 2014

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