Mimosa verrucosa


Mimosa verrucosa
Mimosa verrucosa
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Mimosa
Species: M. verrucosa
Binomial name
Mimosa verrucosa
Benth.[1]

Mimosa verrucosa, Jurema Branca ("White Juema") or Jurema De Oieras is a species of legume in the Fabaceae family. It is a shrub or small tree native to Brazil (Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte). It has "near threatened" conservation status as a result of human induced deforestation in arid to semi-arid regions of Brazil.

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Growth

The tree grows to about 2.5 to 5 m tall and has blossoms that are pink cylindrical spikes.[2] The blossom filaments are pink and the anthers are cream colored.[3]

Uses

The wood of the tree is used for making charcoal, firewood and wooden stakes.[4] The bark is used for medicine.[4]

Characteristics

Mimosa verrucosa has been proven to be a very important provider of pollen for Apis mellifera, the European honey bee.[5]

Chemical constituent

The tree contains the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine in its root bark.[6]

See also

References

Notes

General references

External links

  • Mimosa verrucosa herbarium specimen (NY Botanical Gardens): [1][2]



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