, Volume 49, Issue 4, pp 452–457 | Cite as

Toward a census of genus Mimosa (Mimosaceae) in the Americas: a new species from Mexico (Baja California Sur) and two from planaltine Brazil (Goiás, Minas Gerais)

  • Rupert C. Barneby


Three new species of Mimosa are described: M. (sect. Batocaulon) epitropica Barneby & León de la Luz from Mexico (Baja California Sur); and two from planaltine Brazil, M. (sect. Habbasia) bispiculata Barneby and M. (sect. Mimosa) demissa Barneby. The affinity of each is discussed, and all are illustrated.

Key words

Mimosaceae Mimosa Baja California Sur Goiás Minas Gerais endemism 


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© The New York Botanical Garden 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert C. Barneby
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  1. 1.The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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