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Giant sensitive tree (470) Print Fact Sheet

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Common Name

Giant sensitive tree; it also known as giant mimosa, sensitive tree, or catclaw mimosa. CABI calls it giant sensitive plant, but that name is also given to Mimosa diplotricha.

Scientific Name

Mimosa pigra. It is a member of the Fabaceae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Aradhana Deesh
Adapted from Giant sensitive tree (Mimosa pigra) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (; and additional information from CABI (2019) Mimosa pigra (giant sensitive plant). Invasive Species Compendium. (; and Mimosa pigra L. (2011) Weeds Australia - profiles. Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. (; and from Mimosa pigra (2016) Biosecurity Queensland. Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Queensland Government. ( Photo 1 .

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

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