Tracking the introduction of Mimosa diplotricha in Nepal

Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright (Fabaceae) is perennial scrambling climber or creeper which can climb to five meters when support is available. It grows fast and produces numerous seeds in pods clustered in axils of leaf. Its’ stem and petiole have recurved spines and dense hairs. Seeds are naturally dispersed mainly by water and animals. Earth work including transportation of sand and gravel from affected areas also disperse its’ seeds.

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