Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Fabales

Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae - Legume family

Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae

Mimosaceae

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970) Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1)

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002) Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs (in ours). Leaves alternate, 2-pinnate or (in some introduced species) modified to phyllodes which look like simple leaves. Inflorescences usually spikes, racemes or heads of small, actinomorphic (3-)5(-6)-merous flowers. Sepals usually united to form a calyx. Petals valvate in bud, free, or united below into a tube. Stamens 4-10, as many as or twice as many as the petals, or numerous. Pods and seeds various. Seeds generally marked with an areole.

Worldwide: 64 genera and 2,950 species, mostly tropical.

Zambia: 15 genera and 73 taxa.

Acacia seyal var. fistula

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Acacia Mill.Description
Albizia Durazz.Description
Amblygonocarpus HarmsDescription
Cathormion (Benth.) Hassk.Description
Dichrostachys (A. DC.) Wight & Arn.Description, Image
Elephantorrhiza Benth.Description
Entada Adans.Description
Faidherbia A. Chev.Description
Mimosa L.Description, Image
Neptunia Lour.Description
Newtonia Baill.Description
Parkia R. Br.Description
Pseudoprosopis HarmsDescription
Samanea Benth.Description
Xylia Benth.Description

Other sources of information about Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Caprivi: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Malawi: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Mozambique: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=139, retrieved 26 September 2017

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