Mimosa unguis-cati L.

, Sp. Pl. 1: 517 (1753).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Species Plantarum
1: 517
Date of Publication
1 May 1753
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Habitat in Jamaica, Caribaeis.
Bibliographic Type Information
Published illustration
Chosen By
L.Rico Taxon 46(3): 476. 1997 [Aug 1997]
Type Published in
Published illustration
Distribution Of Types
Jamaica (Caribbean, Southern America)
Type Specimen Note
Lectotype: Plukenet, Phytogr. t. 1, f. 6. 1691.


Basionym of
Pithecellobium unguis-cati (L.) Benth., London J. Bot. 3: 200 (1844).
Nomenclatural link
Feuilleea unguis-cati Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 184 (1891).
Nomenclatural link
Feuilleea unguis-cati (L.) Kuntze
Nomenclatural link
Zygia unguis-cati (L.) Sudw.
Nomenclatural link
Pithecellobium unguis-cati Mart., Hort. Reg. Monac. 188 (1829), nom. inval.
Nomenclatural link
Inga unguis-cati (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 4(2): 1006 (1806).
Same citation as
Mimosa unguis-cati L., Sp. Pl. 1: 517 (1753).