Plant ID forum: Brazilian Mimosa..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 31, 2015 2:34 AM CST
It might not be possible to find out the species, but I put it up anyway..
There are 38 sps. in the region,
Mimosa bimucronata is the closest I found, but the flowers of mine are not so pristine white, more yellowish white, and the flower head in bud looks more elongated..
https://www.google.be/search?q=mimosa+bimucronata&rlz=1C1CHW...

No match here either for Mimosa..
http://www.ufrgs.br/fitoecologia/florars/index.php?pag=busca...
I googled all 38 sps, phewww.. most of them have no pics on the web.. Sighing!
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I think this one could be the same species, it was a tall tree I met in a large community property..



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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
May 31, 2015 3:19 AM CST
Looks like Leucaena leucocephala, White Lead Tree / Haole Koa (Hawai'i)

http://wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/1266/leucaena-leucocepha...

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/224

http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=LELE10

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucaena_leucocephala
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
May 31, 2015 3:56 AM CST
Leucaena leucocephala has naturalized in Brazil! (How much it looks like a Mimosa! Rolling my eyes. )
I think that is correct for the tree!
I took a crop of one of the pics, and its flowerheads look round.
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http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/jabot/listaBrasil/ConsultaP...

But my shrub might be something else, I'm still thinking about the elongated flowerbud heads..
The leaflets look broader too..

Thank You! Dave!


Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
May 31, 2015 4:33 PM CST
You're very welcome!

The tree has naturalized throughout Hawai'i. Originally introduced for cattle feed.

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