Book ID: 47654
Sensitivae Censitae. A Description of the Genus MIMOSA Linnaeus (Mimosaceae) in the New World.1991.(N.Y.Bot.Gdn., Mem.65).Illustr. 835 p.gr8vo.Cloth.
In this survey of American Mimosa 479 species and 225 subspecies orvarieties (a total of 704 taxa) are aligned in five major groups termedsections, these in turn divided into 78 serial or subserial divisions.The primary emphasis is on species native to South America and WestIndies, those of continental North America being treated in less exhaustive detail. An introductory chapter provides a rationale for theproposed classification and a set of hypothetical evolutionary sequenceson which it is based. All taxa are keyed and descibed. Sixty-sevendistribution maps and 27 pages of line-drawings are provided. Appendicesdealing with doubtful names, a selected bibliography, a list of numberedexsiccatae studied, and an index to epithets follow the main text.