Mimosa busseana Harms

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Mimosa busseana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

Mimosa busseana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Namacubi Forest, Quiterajo

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Common names: Northern mimosa (English)
Status: Native
Climbing shrub to 2m; stems armed with dense downwardly-directed hooked prickles.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In degraded forest and woodland mosaic on sandy soils and in secondary scrub, thriving in moderately disturbed habitats.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 June 2018

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 49 - 50.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 210. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mimosa busseana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mimosa busseana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimosa busseana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mimosa busseana
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iNaturalist: Mimosa busseana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimosa busseana
JSTOR Plant Science: Mimosa busseana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mimosa busseana
Plants of the World Online: Mimosa busseana
Tropicos: Mimosa busseana
Wikipedia: Mimosa busseana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Mimosa busseana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185930, retrieved 27 May 2024

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