Mimosa pudica

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Noun1.Mimosa pudica - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and AustraliaMimosa pudica - prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
genus Mimosa - genus of spiny woody shrubs or trees; named for their apparent imitation of animal sensitivity to light and heat and movement
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
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(6) The mysterious weed could well have been the tropical plant Mimosa pudica, known in Bengali as Lajjabati, meaning "coy maiden", and in Hindi as Lajwanti or Chui Mui.
The leaves of the plant 'Mimosa pudica' open towards the sun during day but close in the evening.
In addition to recreating Park Avenue with such urban amenities as seating areas, lush landscaping, pocket parks, walking paths, and food and beverage options, the various finalists also conjured visions of a future Park Avenue adorned with such curiosities as an aquarium, an Alpine mountain, a botanical circus, a forest, a wandering river, a subterranean arcade, 30-foot tall field stalks, living walls, floating gardens, and even a Mimosa Pudica plant whose leaves open and close to the rhythm of the trains operating underneath.
La importancia de las especies de Mimosa radica en los usos potenciales que tienen y que, en algunos casos, ya se han aprovechado en la restauracion de ecosistemas con Mimosa aculeaticarpa y Mimosa scabrella (Camargo-Ricalde & Garcia-Garcia, 2001; Montano-Arias et al., 2015; SIRE, 2017), el uso como forraje para ganado con Mimosa quitensis (Achipiz-Fajardo et al., 2014), las propiedades medicinales y antimicrobianas de Mimosa tenuiflora (Camargo-Ricalde, 2000; Borges et al., 2017), el uso de Mimosa pudica y sus diversos extractos con aplicaciones potenciales en diversas areas (Budhadev et al., 2014; Gunawardhana et al., 2015; Patro et al., 2016; Joby et al., 2016) y otros usos que tienen en las comunidades rurales (Camargo et al., 2001).
'The funny thing is they discovered simple pleasures such as playing with 'makahiya' (Mimosa pudica) leaves and now they want us to plant some in our backyard,' she said.
The literature describes phytochemical studies presented dealing with isolation of metabolites of Mimosa tenuiflora [11], Mimosa pudica [12], Mimosa caesalpiniifolia [13, 14] and Mimosa invisa [15].
In this study, an attempt has been made to evaluate the muscle relaxant activity of hydroalcoholic extract of Mimosa pudica whole plant (HAEMPWP).
Abstract: Comparative thermal degradation and kinetics of hydrogel of Mimosa pudica (MPH) and acetylated Mimosa pudica hydrogel (AMPH) were investigated.
The topics are pentose phosphate pathway in disease and therapy; advanced materials for gene delivery; weeds as alternative useful medicinal sources: Mimosa pudica Linn.
The Nigerian innovator, Justus Nwaoga, an IPA 2013 finalist, developed a new way to collect renewable solar energy from the mimosa pudica weed, an organic African medicinal plant, which has the ability to open and close its leaves when touched, at sunrise and sunset.