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Mimosa biuncifera

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 67028

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Mimosa biuncifera is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: pale PINK or WHITE puffs
Fruit: prickly pods
Foliage: curved claw-like spines
Height, in meters: 2.5
Height, in feet: 8.25
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Common names for Mimosa biuncifera:

Catclaw Mimosa,  Wait-a-minute Bush, 


Mimosa biuncifera is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
62:   Mexican Native and Introduced Plants
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
167:   Hedging Shrubs Ornamental Or Barrier
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
389:  Fabaceae
504:  Mimosaceae
711:  Leguminosae


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Germination guide for Mimosa biuncifera

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Mimosa biuncifera seeds will usually germinate in 21-30 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Mimosa biuncifera seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Mimosa biuncifera seeds in warm water, which should be changed daily. Most seeds swell up when they are soaked, those that do should be sown immediately. Seeds that don't swell can be gently scarified.

(Soak for 20 minutes in almost boiling water).


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