Mimosa stricta Andrews


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Mimosa

Description: 

It has the peculiar character attached to the Mimosas of that country, viz. winged seed-leaves, which are lost after the first year's growth. This species has no smell, and grows to the height of three or four feet before it flowers; perfectly straight and compact, from which circumstance we have taken its trivial name. (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 53 in 1799. it is from Port Jackson, whence the seeds were transmitted by Colonel Paterson in the year 1793.

Basionym of Acacia stricta (Andrews) Willd.


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