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Mimblus
Mimbulus Mimbletonia
Species information
Native range

Assyria

Distinction(s)
  • Covered in boils, which release Stinksap when the plant is prodded.
Status

Extant

"A small grey cactus in a pot, except that it was covered with what looked like boils rather than spines."
—Description[src]

The Mimbulus Mimbletonia is a very rare plant, surmised to be originate in Assyria.

Description

Neville Longbottom holding his cactus plant

Neville Longbottom holding a Mimbulus mimbletonia in 1995.

It is most notable for its pulsating and squirming nature and its unique defence mechanism. When prodded, Stinksap is squirted out from the boils on the surface of the plant. Stinksap is a non-poisonous liquid and is described as dark green and smelling like "rancid manure".[1] After receiving one of them as a gift during the summer of 1995, Neville Longbottom demonstrated its defence mechanism for Harry Potter on the Hogwarts Express, accidentally covering the compartment and the people in it with Stinksap. Later on, it is discovered that further on in the plant's development, it makes "odd crooning noises when touched."

History

Mimbulus Mimbletonia was used as the password for the Gryffindor's common room at the start of the 1995–1996 school year, which Neville was overjoyed by, as he could finally remember the password.

The plant is also mentioned by Hermione Granger in 1997, when retorting to Ron Weasley that she doubts that he "would find a woman who sulked for half an hour because Madam Rosmerta didn't laugh at their joke about the hag, the healer and the Mimbulus mimbletonia" after his comment about women being easily upset.

Appearances

Notes and References

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: chapter 10
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01wKDq_ja5s&feature=player_embedded


Herbology
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Professors: Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom
Textbooks: Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wonderous Water Plants
Hogwarts class: Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Hogwarts greenhouses: One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Herbologists: Herbert Beery · Miranda Goshawk · Elladora Ketteridge · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand · Selina Sapworthy
Plants Studied: Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Devil's Snare · Fire Seed Bush · Mandrake · Mimbulus Mimbletonia · Puffapod · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Snargaluff · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Umbrella Flower · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Whomping Willow · Wild rice

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