||After bundle (Desmos) and flower (anthos), referring to the bundled flowers
|| Being twiggy; having straight slender twigs
||Mimosa virgata L.
||America (United States to Argentina)
Desmanthus virgatus is a common species in the scrublands. The leaves resembles several species in the subfamily Mimosoideae, but its messy-looking white inflorescence, and the large nectary glands with a red border are unique.
The Slender Mimosa has been suggested to be a promising feed for cattles in gaining protein mass (Sukkasame & Phaikaew, 1998).
Form of the Slender Mimosa.
Nectary at the end of the leaf.
"Messy" looking white inflorescence.
ReferencesSukkasame P & C Phaikaew. (1998) Utilization of Desmanthus virgatus as protein supplement for fattening cattle in southern Thailand. Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems and Fodder Trees, 157-159.
Posted Date: 2015-01-18 / Modified Date: 2015-01-18