Mimosa casta L. (Sp. Pl. 518. 1753.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Puerto Rico (naturalized)[], ], Mexico (exotic), Central America (exotic (Panama)), South America (native),
Common Names: Amourette (L. Antilles), Cock chien (L. Antilles), Honteuse mâle (L. Antilles), Kók chyen (L. Antilles),
Synonyms: Mimosa dominiciana Desv. (Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 9: 424. 1826.),
Citations:1). Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. 2005. Vines and climbing plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 51: 1-483. 2). Adams, C.D. 1972. Flowering Plants of Jamaica. University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. 848 pp. 3). Flora of Trinidad and Tobago: This flora was published in many parts with many authors. There is no overall editor. R. O. Williams was author of the first treatment and of many others. 4). Howard, R.A. 1974-1989. Flora of the Lesser Antilles. Vols. 1-6. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 5). Liogier, A.H. 1985-1997. Descriptive Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. Spermatophyta. Vols. 1-5. Editorial Universitaria, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. 6). Liogier, A.H. and L.F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. 7). Tropicos.org. 2008. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. Website: www.tropicos.org
Last edited 15 Oct 12