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SYMBIOSIS : 864 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a female Plain Puffin visiting flowers of Calliandra surinamensis.


We do not have any posting of Calliandra surinamensis so far.
May I request you to pl. post detailed pictures of this species for verification & incorporation efi site.

your requirement will be uploaded within a few days.


This is what BOTANICA a Publication by Random House Australia says about Caliiendra surinamensis (PINK TASSEL-FLPWER).

This tropical species comes from the Guiana’s region of northern South America. It is an elegant shrub of erect open habit up to about 3m tall with arching branches and ferny foliage. The flower heads are distinctive, forming narrow inverted cones that are scattered along the upper sides of the branches, white at the base but tipped rose pink. They appear through much of the year and attract butterflies.
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Thanks, … Pl. see the thread.

 

 

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SYMBIOSIS :871 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Red Base Jezebel visiting flowers of Calliendra surinamensis.


Thanks, … Pl. see the thread.


I find mention of Calliandra surinamensis in COMPLEATE GARDENING IN INDIA by K. S Gopalaswamiengar..


 

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Calliandra surinamensis or not ? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This is what BOTANICA a Publication by Random House Australia says about Caliiendra surinamensis (PINK TASSEL-FLPWER).

This tropical species comes from the Guiana’s region of northern South America. It is an elegant shrub of erect open habit up to about 3m tall with arching branches and ferny foliage. The flower heads are distinctive, forming narrow inverted cones that are scattered along the upper sides of the branches, white at the base but tipped rose pink. They appear through much of the year and attract butterflies.
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I check up the details on net but could not find the differences of this species from with Calliandra haematocephala Hassk..  

What further stuck me up is that in ILDIS, Calliandra haematocephala is shown introduced in India vide various references as:  India (I) [2918, 3035, 3142, 3382, 3751]; Andhra Pradesh [3751]; Bihar [3751]; Delhi [3751]; Karnataka [3751]; Kerala [3751]; Madhaya Pradesh [3751]; Maharashtra [3751]; Manipur [3142]; Punjab [3382]; Uttar Pradesh [3035]; West Bengal [3751];
For Calliandra surinamensis Benth., ILDIS gives only one reference of India in 1914: India (I) [1914]
There is no other postings of Calliandra surinamensis in efi so far.

So I remain doubtful of this species being found in India.


Same doubt for me as well.  It is very difficult to pinpoint the sps Id from photographs.  Nevertheless, please check  the following links for comparison.  

Calliandra haematocephala x surinamensis Nana – 

You can  view photographs of many other species of Calliandra too in this website. Please compare and decide.


Thanks, … Basic question is whether this species is cultivated in India or not.
From the data from ILDIS & other net sources, I feel a few observations here & there might have been wrongly reported.
It is not reported in India (except for a reference of 1914) as per ILDIS in contrast to references of Calliandra haematocephala 


C. surinamensis Benth. was reported as cultivated in gardens by Dr M. Sanjappa in his book Legumes of India (1992). He is an authority on Indian legumes and can be trusted. 1914 is the reference of this book in ILDIS.


Sorry, … I did not check up properly & made a horrible mistake. Thanks for pointing out.

Thank you … As you know I am not a botanist. I try to identify plants in my surroundings as a hobby. And I learn new lessons every day.


 

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FROM THE NATURE:   If you are interested in Sunbirds and butterflies,you may plant Calliandra in your garden. The flowers of this plant attract Sunbirs,butterflies, honey beesand types of wasps.  In case you don’t have space in the house to plant calliandra, visit a park where this plant is there and enjoy nature in action. 
Attaching an image where male of a Purple Sunbird is eating nectar from Calliandra. You can see Bulbuls and White eyes on these flowers. 


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


the flower in the image is of Calliandra srinamensis.


 

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Calliandra Species For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 29JAN17 : AK-17 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)  
Calliandra Species seen in the first week of this month (29.1.17) in Lalbagh.

For Species id please.


Pl. Check comparative images in efi at Calliandra


Calliandra surinamensis


 

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SYMBIOSIS :1390 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Carpenter bee visiting flowers of Calliandra surinamensis.


 
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