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Pakistan | Family List | Mimosaceae | Desmanthus

Desmanthus virgatns (L.) Willid., Sp. P1. 4 (2):1047. 1806. Baker in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:290 .1878; Parker ,For. Fl. Punj. ed.3. 198. 1956.

  • Mimosa virgata L.

    A nearly glabrous erect shrub, branches long slender, twigs green, ribbed. Leaves alternate, bipinnate, stipulate, stiuples subulate. Rachis c.1.2-4.0 cm long, with a large gland at the base of the petiole, prolonged beyond the last pair of pinnae as a short soft bristle. Pinnae 2-5 pairs, up to 1.2-2.5 cm long. Leaflets 12-18 pairs sessile c. 3-4 mm long, oblong, very oblique. Flowers in globose, axillary pedunculate heads, peduncle 1.2-2.0 cm long, flowers yellowish white, sessile, bracteate, bract cuspidate. Calyx tubular-campanulate, c.2-3 mm long, glabrous. Corolla c.2-5 mm long. Stamens 10, free, anthers eglandular. Ovary sessile, glabrous, style filiform, stigma clavate. Pods 5-7.5 cm long, c. 2-3 mm broad, linear, compressed, glabrous, sutures slightly thickened, dehiscent. Seeds 20-30, placed obliquely.

    Fl. Per. May-September.

    Distribution: Native of tropical America, naturalized in Punjab.


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