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  Calliandra haematocephala
 
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Mimosoideae)
  Citation:  Calliandra haematocephala Hassk., Retzia 1: 216. 1855.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Red Powder Puff, Blood Red Tassel Flower
  Description: Large shrubs to small trees with spreading branches. Leaves alternate with 1 pair pinnae; leaflets 7-10 pairs, 1.5-5 x 0.5-1.8 cm, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate or subfalcate apex obtuse and mucronulate, base obliquely rounded to subcordate; petiole 1-2.5 cm; stipules 6.5-10 mm. Flowers in globose heads, peduncle 1-3.5 cm. Calyx white to pink, 1.5-2 mm, striate. Corolla pink with green or white lobes, tube 3.5-5 mm; lobes 3 mm. Stamens bright red, filaments 3 cm long. Pods linear-lanceolate 9-10 x 1.5 cm; seeds 5 or 6, oblong, flattened 0.8-1.2 x 0.4-0.6 cm.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as ornamental plant
  Distribution: Africa, Asia, South and North America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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