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Slender shrub with rusty hairs on young branches, petioles and rachis; pinnae 7-12 pairs; leaflets closely set 30-40 pairs, oblong-linear, 5-6 mm long, somewhat curved, acute; flowers in heads clustered at intervals on raceme-like inflorescence up to 45 cm long; stamens purple-red, up to 5 cm long; pod up to 10 cm long, hispid with brown hairs. 
 

 

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in Herbal Garden, Delhi- Sept’09?;  Tree-shrub for ID 040909GS2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

  

 

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Calliandra houstoniana (Mill.) Standl., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:386. 1922
syn: Mimosa houstoniana Mill
Slender shrub with rusty hairs on young branches, petioles and rachis; pinnae 7-12 pairs; leaflets closely set 30-40 pairs, oblong-linear, 5-6 mm long, somewhat curved, acute; flowers in heads clustered at intervals on raceme-like inflorescence up to 45 cm long; stamens purple-red, up to 5 cm long; pod up to 10 cm long, hispid with brown hairs.
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh.


 
 
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