Mimosa pudica L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
  • Subfamily : Mimosoideae
  • Species : Mimosa pudica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mimosa pudica L.
  • Common name : Touch-me-not
  • Vernacular name : Lejjallu (San.); Lajvanti (Hin.); Nachige mullu, Muttidare muni, Olamucchaga (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 9216, CJS 13740
  • Key identification features : A prickly herb with alternate compound leaves. Leaflets many, on secondary rachis. Flowers minute with reddish-pink calyx and numerous pink stamens aggregated into a globose head. Fruit is a flat pod with constrictions between seeds.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : South America
  • Comments : The plant parts are highly sensitive to touch and heat.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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