Mimosa pudica   L.  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Fabaceae

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Description
Perennial undershrubs, erect or rambling; stems woody, armed with prickles, glabrous when young. Leaves bipinnate, sensitive; pinnae 4-6 cm long; rachises clothed with ascending bristles; leaflets 10-25 pairs, linear-oblong, sessile, setose beneath, acute or mucronulate at apex, oblique at base. Flower pink, densely bristly, in axillary pedunculate heads. Pods plano-compressed, joints 4-6, valves 2, separating from persistent margins and divided transversely into numerous spiny bristles. Seeds orbicular, smooth.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Goa, Baga Creek INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jagtap, TG; Desai, K and Rodrigues, R (2003) Coastal vegetation: patterns in a tourist region Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development TERI 131-150 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • James Cook University Australia Available at - http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/discovernature/index.htm
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

Page last updated on:2011-11-29

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