Calliandra brevipes (*)
Calliandra brevipes Benth.
* Journal of Botany, (Being a Second Series of the Botanical Miscellany), Containing Figures and Descriptions. London 2:140. 1840
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, Manduruvá, Quebra-foice. Botanical synonyms include Acacia selloi Spreng. and Calliandra selloi Macbr.
* Germplasm Resources Information Network: Calliandra brevipes
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