Taxon: Mimosa pigra L.

 
Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 24400
Place of publication: Cent. pl. I:13. 1755, nom. cons. (Amoen. acad. 4:274. 1759)
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV)
Name Verified on: 22-Sep-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . perhaps introduced early into Africa & not native there

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Transvaal
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius
  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; St. Vincent and Grenadines - St. Vincent; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

References:

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