Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Calliandra surinamensis - Powder Puff Flower

Common name : powder puff flower, pink tassel flower, pink powderpuff, Surinamese stickpea

Classification : Magnoliophyta - Magnoliopsida- Fabales - Fabaceae - Mimosoideae - Ingeae





Origin : South American

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Description :

Fast growing evergreen shrub/small tree, can grow up to 15 feet in height.

Leaves alternate, evenly bipinnate compound. Leaflet 2 -4 inch, oblong, entire margin.

Flower pink colour, pleasant fragrance, showy.

Fruit pod 3- 6 inch length, flat, turn brown and dry when matured, dehiscent, contain 5 -6 seeds.

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Cultivation :

Propagation by seeds.




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