Calliandra Benth.

Common Name: Calliandra, False Mesquite, Stickpea

Family: Leguminosae

Published in: J. Bot. (Hooker) 2: 138. 1840.

Other: Nom. cons. over Anneslia Salisb. (proposed 1904, entered in code in 1906). Type: C. houstoniana (Mill.) Standl. (typ. cons.) Greek 'kalli' = beautiful, 'andros' = male, referring to the many conspicuous stamens.

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