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Taxon: Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir.

 
Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 24430
Place of publication: Encycl. suppl. 1:82. 1810
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela [Zulia, Aragua, Cojedes, Guarico, Lara]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Bahia, Ceará, Minas Gerais (n.), Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí (s.e.), Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo (e.?)]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia [La Guajira]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. 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.
  3. Britton, N. L. & J. N. Rose. 1928. Mimosaceae. North American flora 23(3):159. Note: ser. 1, 1905-1957; ser. 2, 1954-1972
  4. 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.
  5. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  6. Grether, R. 1984. Notes on the genus Mimosa in Mesoamerica. Bull. Groupe Int. Étude Mimosoideae 12:44.
  7. Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Pittier, H. F. et al. 1945-1947. Catálogo de la flora venezolana.
  11. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  12. Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  13. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  14. Williams, L. O. 1981. The useful plants of Central America. Ceiba 24:179.

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

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=24430. Accessed 15 July 2019.