Mimosa scabrella

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Mimosa scabrella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Mimosa
Species: M. scabrella
Binomial name
Mimosa scabrella
Benth.[1]
Synonyms
  • Mimosa bracaatinga Hoehne

Mimosa scabrella is a tree in the Fabaceae family. It is very fast growing and it can reach a height of 15 m tall in only 3 years.[2] Its trunk is about 0.1-0.5 m in diameter.[3] It has yellow flowers.[4] The tree's seeds number about 65,000–70,000 seeds/kg.[3]

Uses[edit]

Before the advent of jjthe diesel locomotive, M. scabrella wood was grown to fuel railroads in parts of Brazil.[3]

Alkaloids[edit]

Mimosa scabrella contains tryptamine, N-methyltryptamine, N,N-dimethyltryptamine and N-methyltetrahydrocarboline in its bark.[5]

Cultivation[edit]

USDA Zone 9 is recommended for outdoor cultivation,[6] and it is said that Mimosa scabrella is more tolerant of frost than Mimosa tenuiflora.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mimosa scabrella information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  2. ^ "Mimosa scabrella". www.hort.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "Species Information". www.worldagroforestrycentre.org. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  4. ^ "SysTax - detailed information on Mimosa scabrella Benth.". www.biologie.uni-ulm.de. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Google Book Search". books.google.com. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  6. ^ "Mimosa scabrella from B & T World Seeds". www.b-and-t-world-seeds.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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