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Sensitive (Mimosa pudica)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

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Description
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Common names 
Sensitive, sensitive plant, sensitiva
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Leaves bi-pinnate with 4 secondary petioles. Marked "sleep movements" at night when leaflets fold together and petioles droop. This happens very rapidly is the plant is touched or shaken. This is possibly a mechanism to deter grazers.
Distribution 
Tropical America but widely naturalized.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 
References
Datasheet citation 

DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. http://www.feedipedia.org/node/631 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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