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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae family

Mimosa pudica
Linnaeus var. unijuga (Walpers & Duchassaing) Grisebach
, Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 7: 211.  1857. 
Bas.: Mimosa unijuga Walp. & Duchass. (1850).


Mawi hont.  Ti mawi.
Indigenous very common herb of moist open degraded spots at lower and middle elevations.
Probably native to the neotropics.

Leaves sensitive to touch.
Similar to, and often in association, with Mimosa quadrivalvis  This species is not spiny, the 2 pairs of leaflets emerge at the same point, and the fruit is not long and thin.
See also Mimosa camporum which is erect and has three to many pairs of spaced-out leaflets.
Neptunia plena has yellow flowers.
Local medicinal uses