Calliandra

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Calliandra
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Calliandra haematocephala
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Tribe: Ingeae
Genus: Calliandra
Benth.[1]
Species

See text

Synonyms

Anneslia Salisb.
Codonandra H.Karst.[1]

Calliandra is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae. It contains about 140 species that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.[2]

Description[edit]

The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees growing 0.5–6 m tall, with bipinnate leaves. The flowers are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences and have numerous long slender stamens which give rise to the common names powder-puff, powder puff plant, and fairy duster. These plants flower all year round, but the best blooming is in spring and summer. They can be easily pruned.

Selected species[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Calliandra Benth.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  2. ^ de Souza, Élvia Rodrigues; Lewis, Gwilym P.; Forest, Félix; Schnadelbach, Alessandra S.; van den Berg, Cássio; de Queiroz, Luciano Paganucci. Phylogeny of Calliandra (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) based on nuclear and plastid molecular markers. 2013. Taxon. 62(6): 1200-1219
  3. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Calliandra". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2013-07-24.