1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Mimosa L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America and Northern America.


    Leguminosae, J.P.M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 3:1. 1970

    Mostly herbs or shrubs, rarely trees, sometimes scrambling or climbing, prickles usually present.
    Leaves 2-pinnate, or the pinnae seeming almost digitate on account of the very short rhachis, rarely (not in our species) absent or modified to phyllodes; pinnae each with few to many pairs of leaflets.
    Inflorescences of ovoid or sub-globose heads or (not in our species) spikes, which are axillary, solitary or more usually clustered and often ± aggregated.
    Flowers hermaphrodite or male, small, sessile.
    Calyx very small, irregularly laciniate or denticulate in our species.
    Corolla gamopetalous, 4- or sometimes 3-, 5- or 6-lobed.
    Stamens as many as or twice as many as the corolla-lobes, fertile.
    Anthers without any apical gland.
    Pods straight to circinate, flat, in our species ± bristly or prickly; at maturity the valves between the margins splitting ± transversely into 1-seeded segments or rarely (not in our species) remaining entire; exocarp (at least in our species) not separating from the endocarp; margins persistent.



    Found In:

    Alabama, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Colorado, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Mexico, Nicaragua, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Virginia, West Himalaya, Windward Is.

    Introduced Into:

    Angola, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Cook Is., Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritania, Mauritius, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Mimosa L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Identified Reference Herbarium Specimen Type Status
    Feb 1, 2010 Huamantupa, I. [6627], Peru K000661107
    Feb 1, 2010 Huamantupa, I. [3756], Peru K000661108
    Feb 1, 2010 Valenzuela, L. [5861], Peru K000661109
    Apr 1, 2006 Silva, J.M. [3836], Paraná K000864997
    Oct 18, 2005 Luz, A.A. [127], Minas Gerais K000864995
    Jan 1, 1984 Burchell, W.J. [8238], Goiás K000850609
    Brooks, R.R. [655], Goiás K000850647
    Queiroz, L.P. [12430], Rio Grande do Sul K000850648
    Souza, J.P. [3970], Goiás K000850649
    Jesus, N.G. [832], Bahia K000864996
    Irwin, H.S. [23843], Minas Gerais K000864999
    Ferrucci, M.S. [4672], Bahia K000850642
    Rico, L. [1327], Bolivia K000295129
    Queiroz, L.P. [12411], Rio Grande do Sul K000850628
    Pirani, J.R. [4803], Mato Grosso do Sul K000850629
    Silva, A.S.L. [1964], Pará K000850630
    Cavalcanti, T.B. [1626], Goiás K000850631
    Heringer, E.P. [14107], Goiás K000850632
    Heringer, E.P. [14180], Goiás K000850633
    Mendonça, R.C. [2251], Goiás K000850634
    Silva, M. [182], Roraima K000850635
    Delpetre, P.G. [10156], Goiás K000850636
    Delpetre, P.G. [9629], Goiás K000850653
    Silva, J.M. [3839], Paraná K000850622
    Silva, J.M. [3876], Paraná K000850623
    Lindeman, J.C. [3069], Paraná K000850624
    Lindeman, J.C. [2376], Paraná K000850625
    Vargas, A. [18], Mexico K000478809
    Cavalcanti, T.B. [1226], Brazil K000850610
    Vargas, A. [19], Mexico K000478810
    Nascimento, M.S.B. [508], Piauí K000850614
    Brooks, R.R. [603], Goiás K000850657
    Silva, M.A. [4765], Brazil K000850618
    Cavalcanti, T.B. [1628], Goiás K000850620
    Cavalcanti, T.B. [1622], Goiás K000850616

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 516 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008) Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas . SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Benth. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 30: 338 (1875).
    • —F.T.A. 2: 335
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 233 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 516 (1753)


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