Mimosaceae


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Mimosaceae

 

a family of dicotyledonous plants (closely related to the Leguminosae, in which they are frequently grouped as the subfamily Mimosoideae). They are trees, shrubs, sometimes subshrubs, and rarely herbs. The leaves are usually bipinnate. The flowers, which are small in comparison with the flowers of Leguminosae, are regular and grow primarily in spicate or capitate inflorescences. There are usually five petals and five sepals, and there are five, ten, or many stamens. The 40 to 55 genera, which comprise about 2,500 species, grow primarily in the tropics and subtropics. In the USSR only two species grow wild, one from the genusAlbizia and one from the genus Lagonychium. Certain Mimosaceae yield valuable lumber, tanning substances, and gum arabic. The pods from lianas of the genus Entada may reach 2 m in length.

REFERENCES

Hutchinson, J. The Genera of Flowering Plants, vol. 1. Oxford, 1964.
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(2009) para un bosque xerofilo de Punta Arenas, estado Zulia quienes definen a las familias Mimosaceae, Cactaceae, Caesalpiniaceae y Euphorbiaceae como las mejores representadas en este tipo de formacion.
En cuanto al TFP1, la mayor diversidad floristica la presenta el bosque Don Sixto que es el menos intervenido, esto respalda la condicion de este bosque como el mas conservado, puesto que las especies que alberga tienen caracteristicas como dimension de la semilla y tipo de dispersion tipicas del grupo ecologico de las secundarias y pertenecen a las familias Chrysobalanaceae, Lecythidaceae, Meliaceae, y Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, tal como las clasifica MARTINEZ-HIGUERA (2006).
Leon, "Calda de hojarasca y dinamica de nutrientes en plantaciones de Acacia mangium (Mimosaceae) de Antioquia, Colombia," Acta Biologica Colombiana, vol.
Entada pursaetha and Pentaclethra macrophylla are both legumes belonging to the family Mimosaceae. E.
Siete de las ocho especies pertenecen al grupo taxonomico de las leguminosas, y entre ellas predominan las Mimosaceae y las Caesalpiniaceae, con tres especies respectivamente.
These have been recognized as independent families Fabaceae (Papilionaceae), Caesalpiniaceae, and Mimosaceae in several recent systems of classification.
The least cited plants in ascending order of families were Mimosaceae (4 citations), Annonaceae (6 citations), Acanthaceae (7 citations), Anacardiaceae (9 citations), Caesalpiniaceae (11), Piperaceae (11), Meliaceae (13), Celastraceae (18), Apocynaceae (19), Pedaliaceae (21), Asteraceae (23), Fabaceae (23), Euphorbiaceae (24), Vitaceae (29).
Introgressive hybridization in Mexican populations of Acacia macracantha and Acacia pennatula (Fabaceae, Mimosaceae).
Nicholson Tg Pata Terminalia Combretaceae D danto guianensis Co Cedro Cedrela odorata Meliaceae C y D rojo Ca Pardillo Cordia alliodora Boraginaceae G (Ruiz & Pav.) Oken Po Caro Parkia Mimosaceae G oppositifolia Codigo Edad (anos) Ts 12 Tg 14 Co 14 Ca 12 Po 12 Cuadro 2.
Mimosa pudica (Mimosaceae) known as chue Mue, is a stout straggling prostrate shrubby plant with the compound leaves sensitive to touch.
modesta, siris Albizzia lebbek, (Mimosaceae); mango Mangifera indica (Anacardiaceae); symbol Salmalia malabarica (Bombacaceae); shisham Dalbargia sisso (Fabaceae); date palm Phoenix dactylifera (Palmae) etc., where it can survive for a few days.