Mimosa bimucronata

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Mimosa bimucronata


Shrub or tree 8 m high; Leaves: Stipules linear-lanceolate, to 7 mm. Inflorescences consisting of pedunculate glomerules, aggregated into terminal panicles to 40 cm long; Flowers white, scented. Stamens 8, 8 mm long. Ovary initially glabrous. Seeds ovate, olivaceous, 4.5 mm long, compressed.


Asia-Tropical, E Brazil present, Kuching, NE Argentina present, in and around Singapore
E Brazil and NE Argentina; in Malesia introduced; naturalized in and around Singapore and Kuching (cf. Burkill, l.c.).


Excellent bee-crop. Wood used for carpentry, firewood etc. Introduced into the Far East before 1850.


Burkill 1935 – In: Diet. Econ. Prod. Mai. Pen.: 1475
Burkart 1979: Fl. Ilus. Catarinense, Legum.-Mim: 154: f. 21
Ridley 1922 – In: Fl. Mai. Pen.: 656