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Common name

Portuguese: Jurema-preta


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Mimosa (8)

            Epithet: tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. (1)

Synonyms: Acacia hostilis Mart., Acacia tenuiflora Willd., Mimosa cabrera H.Karst., Mimosa hostilis (C.Mart.) Benth., Mimosa limana Rizzini

cabrera => in honor of Angel Lulio Cabrera (1908–1999), Argentinian botanist and plant collector

hostilis => of an enemy, enemy's, hostile

tenuiflora => slender-flowered, fine-flowered


Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub, arborescent

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Mimosa tenuiflora at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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