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Calliandra haematocephala

Calliandra haematocephala, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Caesalpinioideae
Tribus: Ingeae
Genus: Calliandra
Sectio: C. sect. Androcallis
Species: Calliandra haematocephala
Varietas: C. h. var. boliviana

Calliandra haematocephala Hassk., 1855

Calliandra inaequilatera Rusby, Mem. Torr. Bot. Club, 6: 28 (1896)
Anneslia haematocephala (Hassk.) Britton & P.Wilson, Sci. Surv. Porto Rico & Virgin Islands 6: 348 (1926)
Feuilleea haematocephala (Hassk.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 1: 188 (1891)
Calliandra novaesii Hoehne, Rev. Mus. Paulista. 10: 654 (1918)
Inga haematoxylon Hort.Calc. ex Hassk., Retzia, 217

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Western South America
Introduced into:
Assam, Bangladesh, California, Cameroon, China Southeast, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Florida, Ghana, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Leeward Is., Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Society Is., Taiwan, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is., Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Hasskarl, J.C., 1855. Retzia sive Observationes Botanicae, quas in Primis in Horto Botanico Bogoriensi Mensibus Februario ad Juliaum 1855 Fecit J. K. Hasskarl. Pugillus Primus. Batavia [Jakarta] 1:216.

Additional references

Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
Baksh-Comeau, Y.S, Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. 2016. An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250(1): 1–431. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.250.1.1 Paywall. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Calliandra haematocephala in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Calliandra haematocephala. Published online. Accessed: Jun 22 2021. 2021. Calliandra haematocephala. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 22.
Hassler, M. 2021. Calliandra haematocephala. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Jun 22. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Calliandra haematocephala. Accessed: 22 Jun 2021.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Calliandra haematocephala in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Powder-puff Tree
español: Bellota, Flor De La Cruz, Pompon
中文: 朱樱花

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