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Pakistan | Family List | Mimosaceae | Calliandra

Calliandra anomala (Kunth) Macbride in Contr. Gray Herb. 59:4. 1919.

  • Calliandra grandiflora (L’Her.) Benth.
  • Inga anomala Kunth
  • Mimosa grandiflora L’Her.

    Tall, evergreen shrub. Leaves bipinnate, rachis covered with dense brown hairs. Pinnae 15 pairs or more; leaflets 30-60 pairs, densely crowded, c. 5 mm long, linear, oblong. Inflorescence terminal panicles of heads. Flowers scarlet. Stamens c. 5 cm long. Pods 7.5-10 cm long, 1.2-1.8 cm wide, densely villous with red hairs.

    Fl. Per. May-October.

    Distribution: Indigenous to Mexico and Guatemala; cultivated in Lahore.


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