Monographs Details: Mimosa setosa subsp. paludosa var. metadenotricha
Authors:Rupert C. Barneby
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. 1991. Sensitivae Censitae. A description of the genus Mimosa Linnaeus (Mimosaceae) in the New World. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 65: 1-835.
Description:Subspecies Description - Characters as given in key to subspecies and varieties.
Distribution and Ecology - In cerrado, sometimes on limestone, ±1000 m, localized on the Contagem-Sobradinho divide in Distrito Federal, Brazil.—Fl. IV-VI.
This visually striking but technically weak variety bears a strong likeness in habit and foliage to M. adenotricha, but differs in sparse armament of subrecurved (not acroscopic) aculei and in the nature of the pod, which breaks at maturity into free-falling articles. It seems to differ from var. paludosa not only in xeric habitat and life-form, but by flowering in the dry season (April-June).
Distribution:Brazil South America
| Distrito Federal Brazil South America