Calliandra

species, hybrids and cultivars

Family: Fabaceae (syn. Leguminosae)


More information to come in future updates. Meanwhile, check out the links below for more information on the genus.



More Online Information


Please note: These links have been provided for general information. Some species or cultivars referred to in these websites might be unavailable in Australia.
Red Powderpuff Calliandra haematocephala The Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust
Pink Powderpuff Calliandra haematocephala Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Calliandra haematocephala, Red Powder Puff The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Calliandra haematocephala University of Florida (PDF)
Calliandra haematocephala 'Alba' University of Florida (PDF)
Red Powder-Puff / Powder-Puff Bush (Calliandra haematocephala) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Calliandra haematocephala (dwarf cultivar) "Botany Photo of the Day", University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research
Pink Powderpuff Calliandra surinamensis The Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust
Surinam Powderpuff Calliandra surinamensis Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Calliandra surinamensis James Cook University, Qld
Calliandra surinamensis University of Florida (PDF)
Pink Powderpuff (Calliandra surinamensis) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Calliandra tweedii Grassland species, FAO
Red Powder-Puff (Calliandra riparia) Online Manual of Subtropical Landscaping Plants, Palm Beach Community College, Florida
Calliandra calothyrsus Meissn. Grassland species, FAO
Calliandra calothyrsus AgroForestryTree Database
Stem-girdlers and Borers in Lychees & Longans (Calliandra also attacked by the Clear-winged moth) Dept of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland
Clearwing borer (Carmenta chrysophanes) DEEDI, Qld.

Pictures

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Calliandra surinamensis Brisbane, April 2013
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Calliandra surinamensis in the landscape

Calliandra haematocephala flower and stem Calliandra haematocephala flowers Calliandra haematocephala emerging flower
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Calliandra haematocephala tree Calliandra haematocephala shrub
Calliandra haematocephala in the landscape

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Calliandra haematocephala cut into a formal hedge. It is not an ideal species for this purpose

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Calliandra haematocephala cut back where it could be easily reached and left to grow naturally above. Loosely trimmed on this scale it could serve as an informal screen, but note loss of flowers
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