Monographs Details: Mimosa foliolosa subsp. pachycarpa var. cercadoensis
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 - Perhaps 1 m tall or more, coarsely pilose with narrowly ascending yellowish setae to 2-4 mm long and ±0.2-0.3 mm diam. at base, eglandular; leaf-formula xvi-xx/22-27, the rachis of longer pinnae 3.5-4.5 cm, the longer lfts 4.5-6 x 1.3-1.8 mm, all distinctly 3-nerved dorsally; inflorescence of var. foederalis; pod unknown.

Distribution and Ecology - Presumably in cerrado near 800-900 m, known only from upper rio Corumbá near 16°S in s.- centr. Goiás.—Fl. I—II.


This troublesome plant formed part of M. multipinna Benth., herein typified in the sense of the closely related mimosa endemic to Sa. Dourada that differs in more numerous, more crowded and smaller, veinless leaflets and in larger capitula. In leaflets and capitula var. cercadoensis is essentially like sympatric var. foederalis, of which it perhaps represents an exceptionally vigorous, multipinnate population.

Distribution:Brazil South America| Goiás Brazil South America|