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Desmanthus virgatus (wild tantan; Frijolillo; Guashillo; Virgate Mimosa; Petit Mimosa; Petit Cassie; Petit Acacia; Langalet; Huarangillo; Ground Tamarind; Dwarf Koa; Brusca Prieta; Adormidera)

Synonyms: Acacia angustisiliqua; Acacia virgata; Acuan depressa; Acuan depressum; Acuan texanum; Acuan tracyi; Acuan virgatum; Desmanthus depressus; Desmanthus leptophyllus; Desmanthus pernambucensis; Desmanthus pratorum; Desmanthus strictus; Desmanthus tenellus; Desmanthus virgatus var. depressus; Mimosa angustisiliqua; Mimosa depressa; Mimosa pernambucensis; Mimosa virgata

Wikipedia Abstract

Desmanthus virgatus is a species of flowering plant in the legume family that is known by many common names, including wild tantan, prostrate bundleflower, dwarf koa, desmanto, acacia courant, acacia savane, pompon blank, adormidera, brusca prieta, frijolillo, ground tamarind, guajillo, guashillo, huarangillo, langalet, petit acacia, petit cassie, petit mimosa, virgate mimosa, and slender mimosa, as well as simply desmanthus.
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Height [2]  24 inches (0.6 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Screening - Summer [2]  Dense
Screening - Winter [2]  Dense
Hardiness Zone Minimum [2]  USDA Zone: 8 Low Temperature: 10 F° (-12.2 C°) → 20 F° (-6.7 C°)
Light Preference [2]  Mostly Shady
Soil Acidity [2]  Neutral
Soil Fertility [2]  Intermediate
Water Use [2]  Low
Flower Color [2]  White
Foliage Color [2]  Yellow
Fruit Color [2]  Brown
Fall Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [2]  Yes
Bloom Period [2]  Indeterminate
Drought Tolerance [2]  High
Fire Tolerance [2]  Low
Frost Free Days [2]  1 year
Fruit/Seed Abundance [2]  Low
Fruit/Seed Begin [2]  Year Round
Fruit/Seed End [2]  Year Round
Growth Form [2]  Multiple Stem
Growth Period [2]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [2]  Slow
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Propagation [2]  Seed
Regrowth Rate [2]  Moderate
Root Depth [2]  24 inches (61 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [2]  Moderate
Seed Vigor [2]  High
Seeds Per [2]  339999 / lb (749571 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [2]  Semi-Erect
Structure [3]  Shrub
Vegetative Spread Rate [2]  Slow

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Desecheo National Wildlife Refuge   Puerto Rico, United States
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Pico Mogote Ecological Reserve II 3698 Cuba  
Río Pilcomayo National Park II 123699 Formosa, Argentina
Tuabaquey - Limones Ecological Reserve II 4859 Cuba  


Ceronema africana[4]
Crypticerya genistae <Unverified Name>[4]
Umbonia crassicornis (thorn bug)[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Aldabra (introduced); Antigua-Barbuda (uncertain); Argentina (native); Aruba (uncertain); Australia (introduced); Bahamas (native); Bangladesh (introduced); Barbados (uncertain); Belize (native); Brazil (native); British Virgin Is (uncertain); Cape Verde (introduced); Chile (native); China (introduced); Colombia (native); Costa Rica (native); Cuba (uncertain); Dominican Republic (native); Ecuador (native); El Salvador (native); Fiji (introduced); French Guiana (native); Galapagos (native); Grenada (uncertain); Guadeloupe (uncertain); Guatemala (native); Guyana (native); Haiti (native); Hawaii (introduced); Honduras (native); India (introduced); India-ISO (introduced); Jamaica (uncertain); Madagascar (introduced); Martinique (uncertain); Mauritius (introduced); Mexico(North & Central) (native); Mexico(South East) (native); Montserrat (uncertain); Netherlands Antilles (uncertain); Nicaragua (native); Northern Marianas (introduced); Pakistan (introduced); Paraguay (native); Peru (native); Puerto Rico (uncertain); Reunion (introduced); Rodrigues (introduced); Ryukyu Is (introduced); Sao Tome & Principe (introduced); Senegal (introduced); Seychelles (introduced); Solomon Is (introduced); South Africa (introduced); Sri Lanka (introduced); St Kitts-Nevis (uncertain); St Lucia (uncertain); St Martin-St Barthelemy (uncertain); Surinam (native); Taiwan (introduced); Trinidad & Tobago (uncertain); United States (native); Uruguay (native); Venezuela (native); Virgin Is (uncertain); Wake Is (introduced); Zimbabwe (introduced);



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
5Umbonia crassicornis (Amyot and Serville) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Membracidae), F.W. Mead, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and Thomas R. Fasulo, University of Florida, November 2000. Latest revision: August 2014
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