Mimosa pudica L.

Common name

English: Sensitive Plant

German: Schamhafte Sinnpflanze

Mandarin: 含羞草 (han xiu cao)

Portuguese: Dormideira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Mimosa (7)

           Epithet: pudica L. (1)

Synonym: Mimosa hispidula Kunth

hispidula => somewhat rough or with small bristles

pudica => bashful, retiring, shrinking

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

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

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