Mimosa scabrella

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Mimosa scabrella


A quick-growing, unarmed tree to 15-20 m high, characterized by a dense indumentum of stellate hairs on the leaflets.


Argentina present, SE Brazil present
SE Brazil, Argentina.


Imported in Malesia (Papua New Guinea) as a shade tree in coffee plantations (Verdcourt 1. c.). The wood is suitable for plywood and paper pulp (Burkart 1979).


Burkart 1952: Las Leguminosas Arg., ed. 2: 125
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 154
Fl. Illus. Catarinense 1979: Legum. Mimos: 179: f. 27-29