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Taxon: Mimosa cineraria L.

Synonym of Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce

Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 315239
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1311. 1759 (Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1500. 1763)
Link to protologue:
  • • "M. cinerea" published twice in Sp. pl. ed. 1
  • • in 1759 (Syst. nat. ed. 10) and in ed. 2 species 10 corrected to M. cineraria, but M. cinerea sp. 10 is now a rejected name (nom. utique rej.) under Shenzhen ICN Art. 56 (see App. V) that is unavailable for use
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 08-Oct-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Ali, S. I. 2004. (1615) Proposal to reject the name Mimosa cinerea (Leguminosae). Taxon 53:206-207.
  2. Brummitt, R. K. 2005. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 57. Taxon 54:1097. Note: proposal recommended
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) Art. 53.6, Ex. 18 & Ex. 20
  4. Turland, N. J. & C. E. Jarvis. 1997. Typification of Linnaean specific and varietal names in the Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Taxon 46:476. Note: lectotypify

Check other web resources for Mimosa cineraria L. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315239. Accessed 4 April 2020.