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(Science: botany) A genus of leguminous plants, containing many species, and including the sensitive plants (Mimosa sensitiva, and M. Pudica).

The term mimosa is also applied in commerce to several kinds bark imported from australia, and used in tanning.

Synonym: wattle bark.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Imitator. Cf. Mime.

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Re: Do plants think, have awareness, conscience, emotion?

... when wilted it looks less appetising that fresher looking plants or maybe so predator insects will fall off the leaves. That plant is probably Mimosa pudica , a member of the Mimosa genus. There are indeed many fascinating traits in plants that sometimes make it look as if they were conscious ...

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by biohazard
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do plants think, have awareness, conscience, emotion?
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Re: Identify the plant

It would help a lot if you all would give a location. It is also kind of hard without a flower. It is obviously a legume (Fabaceae). Probably Mimosa subfamily. If you are in Australia, I would guess maybe an Acacia??

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by wildman
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identify the plant
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Movements in Plants

... 3 Haptonastic movements The thing is what is the diff b/w phototactic/phototropism, OR the diff b/w action of Venus fly trap and action of mimosa plant in terms of internal stimulus in mimosa and external stimulus in venus fly trap??? both are externally stimulated by touch and the cause ...

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by cracked_doc
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Movements in Plants
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my potted plants

this is my potted plants! http://bbs.fcw.cn/fcw/dv_UploadFile/2007-5/2007561252629452.jpg mimosa http://bbs.fcw.cn/fcw/dv_UploadFile/2007-5/2007561254330721.jpg Zygocactus flower How about do you feel?

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by Miyis
Sun May 06, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: my potted plants
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Views: 2294

"Twenty questions"-biology game

... Leucaena 1 species Lotononis 22 species Macrotyloma 3 species Medicago 2 species Melilotus 2 species Melolobium 7 species Microcharis 2 species Mimosa 1 species Mundulea 1 species Neonotonia 1 species Neorautanenia 2 species Neptunia 1 species Ormocarpum 1 species Otoptera 1 species Parkinsonia ...

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by Amrik
Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Twenty questions"-biology game
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