Mimosa pigra

Family Fabaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds; World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesBashful Plant, Black Mimosa, Catclaw Mimosa, Giant Mimosa, Giant Sensitive Plant, Mimosa, Thorny Sensitive Plant
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeTropical America
Exotic range (Australia)NT, WA
Exotic range (other) Africa, Asia, North America, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Floodplains, Grasslands, Patures, Riparian systems, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Clay, Most soil types
Decade of introduction1870

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 1

Species has increases in the area of suitable habitat and habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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