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Calliandra brevipes

Calliandra brevipes (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Mimosoideae
Tribus: Ingeae
Genus: Calliandra
Species: Calliandra brevipes


Calliandra brevipes Benth.


* Journal of Botany, (Being a Second Series of the Botanical Miscellany), Containing Figures and Descriptions. London 2:140. 1840
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]


Calliandra brevipes (Pink Powderpuff) is an attractive shrub with finely divided leaves and clusters of red powder-puff flowers. It is native to southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.

Portuguese common names include: Esponja, Esponjinha, Manduruv√°, Quebra-foice. Botanical synonyms include Acacia selloi Spreng. and Calliandra selloi Macbr.


* Germplasm Resources Information Network: Calliandra brevipes

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