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Common name: South-Indian Mimosa • Kannada: rasne, urisige • Malayalam: kattusinikka, katcheenikoi • Marathi: arai • Sanskrit: Rala-arlu, Sajjaka • Tamil: Ingai, igai, ikkagodi • Telugu: kodimudusu, korinda, putakorinda
I could locate the following differences between the two species
M. rubicaulis                                         M. hamata
Pinnae usually more than 5 pairs           Pinnae usually not more than 5 pairs
Midrib lateral                                         Midrib near middle of leaflet
Flowers rose coloured fading white        Flowers red
Pod sutures glabrous                             Pod sutures armed with hooked prickles   







Mimosa sp.-1 from Assam : Attachments (12).  5 posts by 3 authors.

Attached images may be Mimosa sp. Please ID the plant.
Date :13.11.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family :Mimosaceae
Genus & species : Mimosa sp. (?)
Habitat: Grows wild on side of Railway tract.
Habit : Smal tree,

It seems to be Mimosa rubicaulis.

Key (Mimosa) can be found in efi thread.
I agree with …


Mimosa rubicaulis Lam SN May 13 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).

Mimosa rubicaulis Lam.
Straggling shrub in the scrub jungles with hooked prickles.





Mimosaceae Liane for identification MK NOV-001 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (14)

Please help me to identify this liane found on dense scrubs and along roadsides of moist forests. Initially the habit is Shrub, later it forms as liane-form.
Inflorescence: 2-3 cm across
Date: 01 Nov 2014
Place: Coimbatore Dist., TN
Alt.: 650 m asl

Acacia sp

Can this be Mimosa rubicaulis ??..

It is Mimosa rubicaulis Lam

Mimosa hamata or Mimosa rubicaulis. Need to check the differentiating features.

Identification : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Kindly help to identify the species. 

The genus is Mimosa.
I have checked the key on efloraofindia site. But it is confusing for a layman like me. 
Can anybody suggest tips for identification in the field. When I visit the place next time I can look for those distinguishing characteristics.  
I can post more photos if it helps in identifying the species. 
Date/Time- 10 SEP 2019
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-  Savandurga 12° 55′ 3.64” N 77° 17′ 56.08” E. Altitude 852.9
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub
Height/Length- 2 meters
Flower – Pink heads

Looks like Mimosa rubicaulis Lam. Please check Mimosa !

I agree

Can you show us the number of pinnae in a leaf clearly, to go through the keys and finally decide on the species ?

agree with … need to count the pinnae, before the key….. otherwise this is a dx stop at Mimosa sp. 

I counted the pinnae at few places. The average is 13 to 16 pairs.
I am also attaching two photos for your reference. 
If this is not sufficient I will do another field trip in future. 

Thanks, …, You are giving is no. of leaflet pairs.
But this is a compound leaf with many pinnae. Each pinnae has many pair of leaflets. Pl. see

I will also go with … for Mimosa rubicaulis Lam. 
Pinnae should be 4 to 6.


Any body can provide me the Plant Mimosa rubicaulis for authentication.  

It  will be in flowering now in scrub forests of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka.


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