Taxon: Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir.

 
Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 24430
Place of publication: Encycl. suppl. 1:82. 1810
Name Verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide van Wyk, pers. comm.)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Rev Biol Trop 48:939. 2000; CRC MedHerbs ed2, as M. hostilis)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Oaxaca
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Bahia, - Ceara, - Minas Gerais, - Paraiba, - Pernambuco, - Piaui, - Rio Grande do Norte, - Sao Paulo
    • Mesoamerica: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela - Aragua, - Cojedes, - Guarico, - Lara, - Zulia
    • Western South America: Colombia - Guajira

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Barneby, R. C. 1991. Sensitivae censitae: a description of the genus Mimosa Linnaeus (Mimosaceae) in the New World Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 65:135.
  • Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose 1928. Mimosaceae (N Amer fl) 23(3):159.
  • Camargo-Ricalde, S. L. 2000. Description, distribution, anatomy, chemical composition and uses of Mimosa tenuiflora (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae) in Mexico Revista Biol. Trop. 48:939-954.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Grether, R. 1984. Notes on the genus Mimosa in Mesoamerica Bull. Groupe Int. Étude Mimosoideae 12:44.
  • Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. 1945-1947 (L Venez)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Williams, L. O. 1981. The useful plants of Central America (Ceiba) 24:179.

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. :

  • 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.