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About 400 species, see text

SYNONYMS

* Acanthopteron Britton * Haitimimosa Britton * Leptoglottis Britton & Rose 1928 * Leptoglottis DC. * Leptoglottis DC. ex Standl. * Lomoplis Raf. * Mimosopsis Britton & Rose * Morongia Britton 1894 * Neomimosa Britton "> Play media Mimosa pudica leaves closing when touched

Members of this genus are among the few plants capable of rapid movement ; examples outside of Mimosa
Mimosa
include the telegraph plant , Aldrovanda , some species of Drosera
Drosera
and the famous venus flytrap . The leaves of the Mimosa pudica close quickly when touched. Some mimosas raise their leaves in the day and lower them at night, and experiments done by Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan on mimosas in 1729 provided the first evidence of biological clocks.

Mimosa
Mimosa
can be distinguished from the large related genera, Acacia
Acacia
and Albizia , since its flowers have 10 or fewer stamens . Note that, botanically, what appears to be a single globular flower is actually a cluster of many individual ones. Mimosa
Mimosa
contains some level of heptanoic acid .

SPECIES

Mimosa diplotricha in Kerala
Kerala
, India
India
Mimosa scabrella in London
London
Mimosa pigra in Bogor
Bogor
, West Java , Indonesia
Indonesia

There are about 400 species including:

* Mimosa aculeaticarpa Ortega * Mimosa andina Benth. * Mimosa
Mimosa
arenosa (Willd.) Poir. * Mimosa
Mimosa
asperata L. * Mimosa borealis Gray * Mimosa caesalpiniaefolia Benth. * Mimosa
Mimosa
casta L. * Mimosa
Mimosa
cupica Gray * Mimosa
Mimosa
ceratonia L. * Mimosa diplotricha C.Wright ex Sauvalle * Mimosa disperma Barneby * Mimosa
Mimosa
distachya Cav. * Mimosa
Mimosa
dysocarpa Benth. * Mimosa
Mimosa
emoryana Benth. * Mimosa
Mimosa
grahamii Gray * Mimosa hamata Willd. * Mimosa
Mimosa
hystricina (Small ex Britt. et Rose) B.L.Turner * Mimosa invisa Martius ex Colla * Mimosa
Mimosa
latidens (Small) B.L. Turner * Mimosa
Mimosa
laxiflora Benth. * Mimosa loxensis Barneby * Mimosa
Mimosa
malacophylla Gray * Mimosa
Mimosa
microphylla Dry. * Mimosa nothacacia Barneby * Mimosa nuttallii (DC.) B.L. Turner * Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth. 1865 * Mimosa
Mimosa
pellita Kunth ex Willd. * Mimosa pigra L. * Mimosa
Mimosa
polycarpa Kunth * Mimosa pudica L.

* Mimosa
Mimosa
quadrivalvis L.

* Mimosa
Mimosa
quadrivalvis var. hystricina (Small) Barneby * Mimosa
Mimosa
quadrivalvis var. quadrivalvis L.

* Mimosa
Mimosa
roemeriana Scheele * Mimosa rubicaulis Lam. * Mimosa
Mimosa
rupertiana B.L. Turner * Mimosa scabrella Benth. * Mimosa
Mimosa
schomburgkii Benth. * Mimosa somnians Humb. ">

* ^ A B The Legume Phylogeny Working Group (LPWG). (2017). "A new subfamily classification of the Leguminosae based on a taxonomically comprehensive phylogeny". Taxon . 66 (1): 44–77. doi :10.12705/661.3 . * ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 356. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3 . * ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida ethnobotany Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona: with more than 500 species illustrated by Penelope N. Honychurch ... Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 58. ISBN 9780203491881 .

* ^ Neuroscience; Bear, Connors, Paradiso

* Barneby, R.C. 1992. Sensitivae Censitae: A description of the genus Mimosa