46 - MIMOSA AMARELA

Chamaecrista flexuosa (L.) Greene (Leguminosae)

46- Mimosa amarela - Chamaecrista flexuosa (L.) Greene (Leguminosae)

 

Small plant, shrub, up to 50 cm high, stiff branches and in general rust color. Alternate, compound leaves, composed of many oblong leaflets, 1 mm wide by 10 mm long. Yellow flowers, usually solitary, with five petals, starting from the leaf armpits. Vegetable type fruit.

 

Distribution: In the cerrado physiognomy, and in disturbed areas.

Situation in São Paulo: Common on the edges of roads and highways, in the peripheral regions, as well as in vacant lots.

How to plant: The transplant of seedlings is done keeping the roots intact and the root ball, or by seeds, which grow quickly.

Uses: Potential as ornamental, due to its characteristic appearance and exuberant flowering. It can be used as a bee plant, eagerly visited by bees and other pollinators.

 

DANTAS, MM; SILVA, MJ. THE GENUS CHAMAECRISTA (LEGUMINOSAE, CAESALPINIOIDEAE, CASSIEAE) IN THE SERRA DOURADA STATE PARK, GOIÁS, BRAZIL. RODRIGUÉIA, V. 64, N. 3, P. 581-595, 2013.

TOZZI, AMGA (COORD.). CAESALPINIOIDEAE IN: TOZZI, AMGA, MELHEM, TS, FORERO, E., FORTUNA-PEREZ, AP, WANDERLEY, MGL, MARTINS, SE, ROMANINI, RP, PIRANI, JR, FIUZA DE MELO, MMR, KIRIZAWA, M., YANO , O., CORDEIRO, I. (EDS.) FLORA FANEROGÂMICA DO SÃO PAULO STATE. INSTITUTE OF BOTANICS, SÃO PAULO, VOL. 8, 2016, PP: 22-83.

CAMPOS, EUDES. THE VILLAGE OF SÃO PAULO DO CAMPO AND ITS PATHS. MAGAZINE OF THE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVE. SÃO PAULO, N. 204, 2006.

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