Monographs Details: Mimosa claussenii var. vespertilionis Barneby
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:Variety Description - Shrubs ± 1.5 m, the stems and lf-stks strigose with narrowly ascending bulbous-based setae to 1-2 mm, the inflorescence silky-setose with more slender setae to 3-5 mm; leaf-formula xx-xxviii/ 40-50, the longer lf-stks 16-23 cm, the longer pinnae 3.5-5.5 cm, the longer lfts 5.5-6.5 x 1 mm; capitula globose, without filaments ± 14 mm diam.; bisexual corollas 7-8 mm; pods 25-35 x 15 mm, the setae on valves contiguous ±3-4 mm.

Distribution and Ecology - In cerrado near 800 m, known only from Sa. do Morcêgo on the Paranã-São Francisco watershed near 14°30'S in e.-centr. Goiás.—Fl. IV- V(-?).


The var. vespertilionis has nearly the leaf-formula of var. corneiseta, but shorter, more condensed pinnae and narrower leaflets; it is a shrub, not pachycaulous. It differs from sympatric M. foliolosa var. paranani in longer leaf-stalks, more crowded pinnae (3.5-6, not 7-12 mm apart), much longer peduncles (4.5-7, not 1.5-3.5 cm), and longer bisexual flowers (7-8, not 5-6.5 mm long).

Distribution:Brazil South America| Goiás Brazil South America|