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Taxon: Mimosa scabrella Benth.

Genus: Mimosa
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 24412
Place of publication: J. Bot. (Hooker) 4:387. 1841
Name verified on: 12-May-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Jan-2001
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • abaracaatinga   (Source: Firewood Cr ) – Portuguese
  • bracaatinga   (Source: Trop Leg ) – Portuguese
  • bracatinga   (Source: Firewood Cr ) – Portuguese

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: potential as ornamental   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: potential as charcoal   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: potential as fuelwood   (fide Trop Leg)

Distributional range:

    Brazil: Brazil - Parana, Rio Grande do Sul [n.e.], Rio de Janeiro [w.], Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo [e.]

  • also cultivated in tropics




Check other web resources for Mimosa scabrella Benth.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

  • Check 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (10 October 2015)

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