Bunga-bunga liar Malaysia
(Wild flowers of Malaysia)


Nama Melayu (Malay Name) Malu-malu kecil
= Semalu Kecil
Keluarga (Family) LEGUMINOSAE
  = MIMOSACEAE
Subkeluarga (Subfamily) MIMOSOIDEAE
Nama Saintifik (Scientific Name) Mimosa pudica
Saiz Biasa (Size) 1.5 cm
Nama Lain (Other Names) Lesser Sensitive Plant
Jurufoto (Photographer) CS Ooi


Nota Ringkas (Short Notes)


Satu pokok rumpai menrebak yang berduri. Bunganya berwarna keungguan atau kemerah jambuan. Daunnya akan bertutup apabila tersentuk. pokok ini berasal dari Amerika Tropika, sekarang terdapat merata-rata di Malaysia.

A thorny spreading weed. Its flowers are purplish or pinkish. The leaves are sensitive and will close when touched. a native of Tropical America it is now common and wide spread.


Rujukan (References)

     Pokok (Plant)

1.       Cherating, Kuantan, Pahang, 1998

     Buku (Book)

1.       Malayan Wild Flowers - Dicotyledon; M.R. Henderson; (1954);
            Caxton Press Ltd.; Malaya. - mukasurat (page) 102


Inquiries     (Pertanyaan)
Ooi Chooi Seng P.P.N.,
259 Jalan 17/8,
46400 Petaling Jaya
January 2002