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Mimosa pudica
(Fabaceae)

sensitive grass, sensitive plant, shameplant, sleeping grass, touch-me-not

 
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Species description or overview

Mimosa pudica information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Mimosa pudica from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Mimosa pudica information from PIER
Information on Mimosa pudica as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Mimosa pudica description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Mimosa pudica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Mimosa pudica
Nomenclatural information about Mimosa pudica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Mimosa pudica information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Mimosa pudica, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Mimosa pudica
Nomenclatural information about Mimosa pudica is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Mimosa pudica (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Mimosa pudica as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Mimosa pudica impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Mimosa pudica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Weed risk assessment for Mimosa pudica for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Mimosa pudica for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Control methods

Mimosa pudica information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Mimosa pudica from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Mimosa pudica management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Mimosa pudica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Herbicidal weed control methods for pastures and natural areas of Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
This comprehensive review of herbicide application methods includes calculations for formulations, and appendices listing herbicides registered for use in Hawaii and their toxicities (University of Hawaii, 2002).


Images

Images of Mimosa pudica (Fabaceae) (sensitive plant)
Links to high-resolution free images of Mimosa pudica (Fabaceae) (sensitive plant) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Mimosa pudica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Mimosa pudica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Mimosa pudica images from PIER
Images of Mimosa pudica provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Mimosa pudica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Mimosa pudica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Mimosa pudica worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Mimosa pudica is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.

A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants
Perry, Frances and Roy Hay. 1982. A field guide to tropical and subtropical plants. Ward Lock Limited, Great Britain. 136 pp. illus. ISBN: 0-442-26859-9.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (book)
A complete list of all species covered in Grasses of the Hawaiian ranges (Whitney, Hosaka, and Ripperton, 1939) is presented, along with a complete bibliographic citation. This book "describes and illustrates 103 of the most important grasses in Hawaii.... There are many grasses, either recently introduced or slow to become acclimatized, that have not yet established themselves on the ranges; these are not here included. Species that are found outside the general range areas, as in summit bogs, forest reserves, and national parks, are also omitted. Keys to the tribes and genera [are also included." ([adapted] from the book's introduction)


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens
Dawson, Wayne, Ahmed S. Mndolwa, David F. R. P. Burslem, and Philip E. Hulme. 2008. Assessing the risks of plant invasions arising from collections in tropical botanical gardens. Biodiversity Conservation. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Experts

Mimosa pudica contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Mimosa pudica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Mimosa pudica references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Mimosa pudica as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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