Calliandra houstoniana (Mill.) Standl.

Powderpuff, Tree Calliandra

Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Calliandra

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: Tropical

Growth Rate: Fast


Small tree with foliage similar to Mimosa, alternate, compound leaves, feathery. Red flowers, like powderpuffs.


Published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23: 286 in 11922.

Native to Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Basionym Mimosa houstoniana Mill.

Synonyms Acacia houstoni (L'Hér.) Willd. - published in Bot. Reg.

Mimosa houstoni L'Hér.

Anneslia falcifolia Salisb.

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