Mimosa pigra Linnaeus

Common name

English: Giant Sensitive Plant

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Mimosa (7)

           Epithet: pigra Linnaeus (1)

Synonyms: Mimosa brasiliensis Niederl., Mimosa canescens Willd., Mimosa ciliata Willd., Mimosa hispida Willd., Mimosa polyacantha Willd.

brasiliensis => of Brazilian origin

canescens => greyish-white, hoary

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

hispida => with stiff hairs or bristles

pigra => lazy

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Mimosa pigra at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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