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Taxon: Mimosa pudica L.

Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 24405
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:518. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Mar-2006
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • common sensitive-plant   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • sensitive-plant   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • sensitive-weed   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • shameplant   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • touch-me-not   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • han xiu cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • sensitive   (Source: J.-G. Fouché) – French
  • Sinnpflanze   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • mimosa   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • mimoza stydlivaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • dormidera   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sensitiva   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sensitiva   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

      Other:
  • probable origin neotropics

References:

  • 't Mannetje, L. & R. M. Jones, eds. 1992. Forages. 4:167 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 4:167.
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1961–. Flore du Gabon.
  • 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.
  • Bässler, M. 1985. Die Gattung Mimosa (Leguminosae - Mimosoideae) in Cuba. Feddes Repert. 96:605.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. [re. French common names].
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):105.
  • Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  • Lewis, G. P. & P. E. Owen. 1989. Legumes of the Ilha de Maraca.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. 12(1):349 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):349.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. 1970–. Flora of Thailand.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes.
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Check other web resources for Mimosa pudica L.:

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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