|Scientific Name:||Mimosa pudica L.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
Mimosa pudica is very widespread in Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This taxon is known to occur within a number of protected areas throughout the species range and seeds have been collected and stored by the Millennium Seed Bank Project as a method of ex situ conservation. It is common and not considered to be threatened or in decline. This taxon is therefore rated as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Mimosa pudica is widespread in Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. This taxon has also been introduced to many countries around the world.|
Native:Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Ecuador; El Salvador; French Guiana; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
Introduced:Australia; Bangladesh; British Indian Ocean Territory; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cayman Islands; China; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mauritius; Nepal; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; Sudan; Taiwan, Province of China; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Togo; Uganda; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
Vagrant:Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||This taxon is considered to be common.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||M. pudica inhabits thickets, savannas, roadsides in pine or oak-pine forest.|
|Use and Trade:||Mimosa pudica is widely used in horticulture.|
|Major Threat(s):||This taxon is not considered to be threatened or in decline.|
|Conservation Actions:||This taxon is known to occur within the protected areas network and seeds have been collected and stored by the Millennium Seed Bank Project.|
|Citation:||Groom, A. 2012. Mimosa pudica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T175208A20112058.Downloaded on 20 August 2018.|
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