Family:
Fabaceae Lindl.
Genus:
Mimosa L.
Species:
Mimosa pudica L.

Mimosa pudica var. pudica

This variety is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America, Caribbean.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual/Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
Vernacular
Bidi Kumba, Chui-Mui, Lajalu, Lajwanti, Lajwati, Sensitive Plant

[ILDIS]
Use
Chemical products, Medicine

Native to:

Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Is., Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Queensland, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Mimosa pudica var. pudica appears in other Kew resources:

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

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