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Mimosa

Mimosa pudica

Description:

Small tree. At first you can't tell it has bloom, just a pink glow. Only on closer inspection you can see the blossoms pictured.

Habitat:

Tropical

Notes:

I wasn't going to post this one, because I don't have the easiest picture to identify it, but while looking at near by spottings, I found the same type of plant pictured by someone else.

10 Comments

veneta.tashev
veneta.tashev 11 years ago

Thank you! You have quite a collection of spottings!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 11 years ago

Thanks for your comments and help. I wasn't even positive about my flower. I love this. So pretty! Thanks again!

veneta.tashev
veneta.tashev 11 years ago

Wow, this little blossom has generated quite a discussion. I will be sure to look for the tree today, it was in the next door hotel. And it was a tree, I'll add that to the description.

achmmad
achmmad 11 years ago

Thanks for the great information Mr S Frazier. I just look at the leaves, it doesn't have spine, and for me its very similar to plants in the green park of my faculty.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Yes, not the genus but the colloquial "mimosa" flower and leaves, but again not M. pudica which has a spherical flower head...."The taxonomy of the genus Mimosa has had a tortuous history, having gone through periods of splitting and lumping, ultimately accumulating over 3,000 names, many of which have either been synonymized under other species or transferred to other genera. In part due to these changing circumscriptions, the name "Mimosa" has also been applied to several other related species with similar pinnate or bipinnate leaves, but are now classified in other genera, most commonly to Albizia julibrissin (silk tree) and Acacia dealbata (sattle)."

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Surely not of Mimosa genus...

achmmad
achmmad 11 years ago

Make me sure that its a relatively more than meters sized shrubs ... :)

veneta.tashev
veneta.tashev 11 years ago

It is an old picture, but I am in the area, so I'll try to find the plant in question.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Well it looks like a mimosa all right but I don't know about M. pudica. Is your plant a "sensitive plant"...does it "shrink" when touched?

veneta.tashev
Spotted by
veneta.tashev

USA

Spotted on Mar 4, 2011
Submitted on Mar 15, 2012

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