Taxon: Mimosa scabrella Benth.

Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 24412
Place of publication: J. Bot. (Hooker) 4:387. 1841
Name Verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Jan-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: potential as ornamental (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: potential as charcoal (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood (fide Trop Leg)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Parana, - Rio de Janeiro, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics


  • Barneby, R. C. 1991. Sensitivae censitae: a description of the genus Mimosa Linnaeus (Mimosaceae) in the New World Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 65:332.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)


Check other web resources for Mimosa scabrella Benth. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.