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Mimosa scabrella

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1708

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Mimosa scabrella is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - fuel
Flower or inflorescence: PURPLE puffs
Fruit: (fuel - pulpwood)
Foliage: pinnate,sensitive
Height, in meters: 12
Height, in feet: 39.60
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Synonyms (alternative names) for Mimosa scabrella:
Mimosa bracaatinga, 

Common names for Mimosa scabrella:

Abaracaatinga,  Bracaatinga,  Bracatinga,  Jurema Branca,  Sensitive Plant, 


Mimosa scabrella is included in the following
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59:   Brazilian Native and Introduced Plants
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69:   Costa Rican Native and Introduced Plants
110:   South American Native Plant Seed List
163:   Entheogens Sacred and Psychotropic Species
168:   Shade and Shelter Tree and Shrub Seed List
173:   Land Reclamation Plant Shrub and Tree List
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.
192:   Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
389:  Fabaceae
504:  Mimosaceae
711:  Leguminosae


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Germination guide for Mimosa scabrella

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 scabrella 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 scabrella seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.

Soak Mimosa scabrella 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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