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Mimosoideae is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Fabaceae. Members of this family usually have flowers with small petals and many stamens.

Mimosoideae
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Calliandra emarginata
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Mimosoideae
Tribes

Acacieae
Ingeae
Mimoseae
Mimozygantheae

Some classification systems, for example the Cronquist system, treat Fabaceae in a narrow sense, raising Mimosoideae to the rank of family as Mimosaceae. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group treats Fabaceae in the broad sense.