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Mimosa quadrivalvis var. nelsonii

Mimosa quadrivalvis L. var. nelsonii (Britton & Rose) Barneby

Nelson's Mimosa

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Leptoglottis nelsonii

USDA Symbol: MIQUN

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

"Stems slender, less than 1 m." (bibref: 1811).

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Leaf: "Leaf-formula i-iii/9-14; longer leaf stalks (2-) 4.5-8 cm, the petiole 2-4 cm, as long as or longer than rachis; rachis of longer pinnae 10-25 mm; larger leaflets 4-6 x 0.8-1.4 mm, all subglaucescent and the venation faint immersed." (bibref: 1811).
Flower: "Peduncles (1.3-) 2-5 cm; capitula without filaments 6-8 mm diam." (bibref: 1811).
Fruit: "Pods including elongate sterile beak 6-9 cm long, without prickles 3-5 mm diam., the replum 2-3 and valves 1-2 mm wide, all distantly or remotely aculeolate or almost smooth; seeds 10-14 (-?), 6-6.5 mm long." (bibref: 1811).

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Distribution: "Apparently local on the plains of South Texas southward from San Antonio, southwest into northeastern Coahuila." (bibref: 1811).
Native Habitat: "Dry sandy or gravelly places, mostly below 200 m." (bibref: 1811).

Research Literature

Reslit 2886 - Legumes of the United States. IV. Mimosa (1971) Duane Isely

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Mimosa quadrivalvis var. nelsonii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Mimosa quadrivalvis var. nelsonii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Mimosa quadrivalvis var. nelsonii

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-12-07
Research By: JAM

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