Putri Malu or Mimosa Pudica is a short shrub legumes tribal members which are easily recognized by their leaves that can quickly close / wither by itself when touched. Although some members of legumes can do the same, this “Putri Malu” react more quickly than other types. This “witherness” is temporary because after a few minutes it would have recovered as before.
Putri Malu means Shy Princess. This plant has many other names, such Makahiya (Philippines, means “shy”), Nidikumba (Sinhala, means “sleep”) or Mate-loi (Tonga, means “pretending dead “).
[ Nikon D3000 | f/4.5 | 1/320sec | ISO-1600 | 50mm ]