4 responses to “Mimosa microphylla”

  1. Wendy L Cutler

    I am confused about the statement “The true species of Mimosa are distinguishable from these two genera [Acacia and Albizia] by having flowers with fewer than 10 stamens”. I thought all those purple things in this photo were stamens, and a mimosa flower parts diagram I found says that’s what they are. What am I missing?

    I’m enjoying the thigmonasty reading, and learning that Fabaceae pulvini aren’t just swollen bumps but are motor structures. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thigmonasty.

    1. Wendy L Cutler

      Never mind, got it – each of those balls is an inflorescence, and it’s the stamen count of each of the individual flowers.

  2. Therese Romer

    How lovely ! And how interesting ! Thank you for expanding our view, giving an access to broader knowledge — in so many subtle ways. You bring me undeserved – unexpected thrills from the combination of stunning pictures, wise words, lighthearted lessons… across continents and oceans. How express our gratitude ?

    Here’s a quick view of snow-clad Montreal from my window, all nature asleep. The Saint-Lawrence no longer freezes up…

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