kal-ee-AN-druh — from the Greek kallos (beautiful) and andra (stamen)
hee-mat-oh-KEF-uh-luh — from the Greek haima (blood) and kephale (head)

commonly known as: red powder puff, red tassel flower, rose cascade

Native to: Central America; cultivated elsewhere

Shrub or small tree; pinnae 1 pair, rarely 2 pairs; leaflets 4-9 pairs, obliquely lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, base oblique, apex slightly curved on one side; flowers scarlet in axillary 3-5 cm across heads on 2-4 cm long peduncles; corolla purplish, tube 4-5 mm long, lobes reflexed, 3 mm long; stamenal tube white, filaments deep red; pod linear-oblanceolate, 7-12 cm long, 5-6 seeded.  

 

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Sep 2013 ;Pune
Request Id of a plant with red buds at a nursery at Pune.
It was kept in a big pot. Height about 3 feet. probably it would grow into a tree


May be a Calliandra sp.


May be Calliandra haematocephala


Thank you … for the species Id  

 

 

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Sunbird Picture- Please ID tree: I took this picture of a sunbird-

Location- School of Ancient Wisdom, Bangalore
Date- Feb 1st week, 2012
Several sunbirds were enthusiastically dipping into these flowers– I think this is called a shaving brush or powder-puff tree? Was very difficult to get a decent photo as sunbirds are very restless, but managed after taking a lot of shots!
Please ID tree, and if possible sunbird species..


A species of Calliandra of Leguminosae family.


This is a female Purple-rumped Sunbird on a species of Calliandra.


I think Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. as per comparative images at Calliandra


 

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SYMBIOSIS :100:  Attaching the image of the 100th member of the series. In this a Goldfronted Chloropsis is on the flower of Calliandra.


I think Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. as per comparative images at Calliandra


 

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MIMOSAE WEEK: Calliandra species from borivali national park, mumbai


Nice, but do you have a side view of the floret and the leaves, bark of the plant stem shape, growth habit etc..???


with leaves as desired by …


I think Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. as per comparative images at Calliandra


Yes it is


 

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SYMBIOSIS :227:  Attaching an image of a Plain Tiger butterfly on the flowers of Calliandra .


I think Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. as per comparative images at Calliandra


 

 

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SYMBIOSIS : 105: Attaching the image of the 105th member of the series. In this a Goldenfronted Chloropsis is on the flowers of Calliandra.


I think Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. as per comparative images at Calliandra


  

 

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GOLDFRONTED CHLOROPSIS I was at Pachmarhi during 1981-1984. That is the time I got interested in birds , butterflies and plants. I used to record bird calls in the wild. One day I heard a sweet call which was coming from a mango tree near Pachmarhi lake. The call was not familiar to me so I wanted to locate the bird. With great difficulty I could locate the bird. I could identify it to be Goldfronted chloropsis or Leaf Bird ( with the help of Salim Ali’s book on the subject). 
At this place I have photographed this bird on the flowers of Bottlebrush, Thunbergia Mysorensis, Rose Apple. Butea Monosperma and Calliandra. This bird is a good mimic. I am sure you have seen this bird somewhere. To refresh your memory I am attaching an image  of the bird taken today. 


 

 

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Calliandra sp. from Hooghly:

Found this Calliandra in a doctor’s compound. Don’t know the particular species.
Species : Calliandra sp.
Habit & Habitat : shrub, about 5 feet height, garden
Date : 14-05-12, 12.10 p.m.
Place : Garalgacha (Hooghly)


Thank you … for the ID of this Calliandra species. All looked same in the net, only with varied shades of red/pink!


 

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Calliandra haematocephala Hassk.
Loc.: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Date: Nov. 2005


 

 

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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae- week. Calliandra haematocephala from Coimbatore:  

Sharing the images of Calliandra haematocephala from Anaikatti, Coimbatore
FabaceaeMimosoideae – Bangalore – RA – Calliandra haematocephalaPink Powder Puff Tree


 

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Rambling shrub or small tree with branched pinnate, silky leaves and powder-puff-like balls of conspicuous dark crimson stamens. Calliandra haematocephala is a fast growing shrub that can grow tall but also spreads wide. If desired it can be kept smaller by trimmed. Interesting enough the leaves close at night.  
The red powder puff flower are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds but only appear from November -April.  
The buds before the flowers open look like raspberries.  
This large shrub can be grown indoor if trimmed and grown in a pot but it will be best if you can grow it outside in a warm climate 

Superb catch again … and the squirrel too is good one.

 

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Fabaceae – Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) week- MS-020112 – 71 -Calliandra haematocephala:  Photographs of red powderpuff shrub (Calliandra haematocephala) are attached. Place: Mysore city Park. Date.: 6.11.2011


 

 

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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Calliandra haematocephala:   Calliandra haematocephala
S.P.College campus Pune.


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kal-ee-AN-druh — from the Greek kallos (beautiful) and andra (stamen)
hee-mat-oh-KEF-uh-luh — from the Greek haima (blood) and kephale (head)
Mar 17, 2007 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: red powder puff, red tassel flower, rose cascade
Native to: Central America; cultivated elsewhere
References: Flowers of IndiaTop TropicalsDave’s GardenZipCode ZooEcoPort
more views: Dec 9, 2006 … in a hotel garden along NH 17 near Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Feb 7 & 10, 2007 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra 
Feb 9, 2011 … at Veermata Jeejabai Bhosale Udyan, Mumbai 


White flower is addition to this species among all thread. 


 

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Fabaceae-Mimosoideae (Mimosaceae) Week: Calliandra haematocephaa Hassk. var. haematocephala from Delhi:  

Calliandra haematocephala Hassk., Retzia 1:216. 1855 (Natuurk. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië 10:216. 1856) var. haematocephala
syn: Calliandra inaequilatera Rusby

Common names: powderpuff-tree, red powder-puff

Shrub or small tree; pinnae 1 pair, rarely 2 pairs; leaflets 4-9 pairs, obliquely lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, base oblique, apex slightly curved on one side; flowers scarlet in axillary 3-5 cm across heads on 2-4 cm long peduncles; corolla purplish, tube 4-5 mm long, lobes reflexed, 3 mm long; stamenal tube white, filaments deep red; pod linear-oblanceolate, 7-12 cm long, 5-6 seeded.

Commonly planted in Delhi along roadsides, parks and private houses. Photographed from Khalsa College, Delhi.


 

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Seen this Shrub (commonly known as White Powder Puff) at Silvassa.
Bot. name: Calliandra haematocephala    
Family: Mimosaceae
Date/Time: 31-12-2011 / 03:00PM
Habitat: Cultivated
Plant habit: Shrub.


Good to see Calliandra haematocephala ‘Alba’



Calliandra haematocephala from Guwahati: Attached photo is Calliandra haematocephala Hassk grown in my residence. I have seen two colour of this same species. One is red and other is pale white.
Collection time : 03/10/2012
Location : My residence (Bara Bazar, Guwahati 12)
Flower : Red or pale white in colour


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Calliandra haematocephala Hassk from Guwhati:  I had sent the images of Calliandra haematocephala Hassk on 03/10/12 but unfortunetly the text is sent but not the images. Sorry for that. Again I have sent these images again.
Attached photo is Calliandra haematocephala Hassk grown in my residence. I have seen two colour of this same species. One is red and other is pale white.
Collection time : 03/10/2012
Location : My residence (Bara Bazar, Guwahati 12)
Flower : Red or pale white in colour


 

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Req- Plant for ID-3:  Plant from Botanical Garden Yercaud Tamil Nadu
Date: 18.2.2013


Need full tree image

Calliandra haematocephala or Calliandra emarginata


Thnaks for reply. These photographs are taken by a relative who is not familiar how to take snaps of a plant. No other photos of this plant are available with me. Let us wait for some more opinions.


The leaf pattern is not suggestive of C. emarginata. It appears to be Calliandra hematocephala as suggested by … I hope it is a small and not a very big tree.


Requesting to please ID this plant with pink flowers captured at Bangalore in September 2013.


Calliandra haematocephala???


yes Calliandra haematocephala


Yes a popular ornamental.

Calliandra haematocephala.
Powder puff.


Yes, it is Calliandra haematocephala.


 

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SL 57 281113 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors. 
Please ID this leguminous shrub with pink flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Oct 2012.


Calliandra hematocephalaMimosaceae


Agreeing with … id.


I also with …


 

 

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SL 227 161213 :  Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.   
Please ID this ornamental shrub with ball like pink/red flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


Should be Calliandra haematocephala..


 

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Calliandra haematocephala – 210114 : Attachments (3). 8 posts by 4 authors.   

White Powder Puff – about 12′ in ht. Quite a spreading canopy. Lalbagh – 05/01/2014 – morning.
Blooming profusely as the carpet of fallen flowers in the 3rd pic show.


Thanks …, I have never see this colour in Calliandra….


Yes, … It’s unusual. … has corrected the Bot id as Calliandra jamaicensis.


It might be Calliandra haematocephala “Alba”.
Calliandra haematocephala has red flowers (think haemoglobin!) and smaller leaflets.


Yes, …, could not locate it on the link. We can wait for further inputs.    https://www.facebook.com/groups/indianflora/permalink/645499798824696/


As per the toptropicals.com, the plant is Calliandra haematocephala Alba, only eventhough the flowers are  white. Please check this link: http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Calliandra_haematocephala.htm


Thank you, for the ID of this Calliandra.


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 564 : 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Common Emigrant butterfly on the flowers of Calliandra haematocephala.

Requesting to please ID this shrub captured in MNP, Mumbai in April 2014.
No flowers or fruits were seen. This was growing wild along the pathways in the garden


Calliandra haematocephala alba


Thank you … for ID….

The leaves looked bigger than the Calliandra haematocephala, is this the case for the ‘alba’ variety?


efi page on Calliandra haematocephala  


Calliandra species in India & eFI with details & some keys.


I think it is better to  watch out for the plant to bloom.


The alba variety has larger leaflets and is often a larger more sprawling plant.


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 874 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Red Spot Jezebel visiting flowers of Calliandra haematocephala.


   

 

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Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 884 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Hello, attaching a collage of male Purple Sunbird visiting flowers of Calliandra haematocephala.


 

 

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Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. (accepted name) ?? : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Pokhara, Nepal
Altitude:  2600 ft.
Date: 27 July 2015

Yes … Nice photographs.


Would you pl. check it for Calliandra surinamensis Benth. (as per images herein) or otherwise ?


Hello …, the images does not belong to Calliandra surinamensis.
It seems to be Calliandra haematocephala.


 

 

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Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 1042 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of male Purple Sun Bird visiting flowers of Calliandra haematocephala.

 

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id – reg. : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 4 Mb. 
id request for the attachment.

Looks like Calliandra species. Calliandra haematocephala. 


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Calliandra haematocephala Hassk. ?? : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7) – around 700 kb each.
Location:  Manju Park, Soureni, India 
Date: 6 May  2018
Altitude: 2900 ft
Habit : Cultivated 

For me the ID is correct. 


 

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Flowering at Delhi on 14.4.08; 29/12/2009, 5.28 pm- Goa; 3rd June / 01:30PM: Mumbai; 30 /05/2010- Nehru park, New Delhi; 20 September 2009: IISc campus Bangalore;  Khandala flowers – indiantreepix | Google Groups Flowering trees in delhi–Powder puff(?caliandra) – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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SK 2230 18 October 2019 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb or more. 

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu
Date: 14 September 2019
Elevation: 1401 m.

Habit : May be cultivated


Attachments (1) – 5 Mb.


Calliandra hematocephala

There is a pure white variant too.
collected near Tungi, Lonawla, MH in Feb’19
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