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Taxon: Mimosa pudica L.

 
Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 24405
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:518. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as an experimental novelty) soil improver (fide Pl Res SEAs 4:168. 1992)
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (mainly in SE Asia)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (probable origin neotropics)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1961-. Flore du Gabon.
  5. Barneby, R. C. 1991. Sensitivae censitae: a description of the genus Mimosa Linnaeus (Mimosaceae) in the New World. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 65:624.
  6. Bässler, M. 1985. Die Gattung Mimosa (Leguminosae - Mimosoideae) in Cuba. Feddes Repert. 96:605.
  7. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  8. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  9. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  10. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  11. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Mimosa+pudica&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  13. Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  14. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  15. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  16. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  17. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  18. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  19. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  20. Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):105.
  21. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  22. Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen. 1989. Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca
  23. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  24. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  25. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  26. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  27. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  28. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):349.
  29. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  30. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  31. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  32. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  33. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970-. Flora of Thailand.
  34. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  35. 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 4:167.
  36. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  37. Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.

Check other web resources for Mimosa pudica L. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24405. Accessed 17 October 2019.