Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Mimosoideae
Tribus: Ingeae
Genus: Calliandra
Species: C. bella - C. biflora - C. brevipes - C. californica - C. calothyrsus - C. chilensis - C. conferta - C. cruegeri - C. decrescens - C. eriophylla - C. erubescens - C. foliolosa - C. grandiflora - C. guildingii - C. haematocephala - C. haematomma - C. harrisii - C. houstoniana - C. humilis - C. juzepczukii - C. laxa - C. macrocalyx - C. parviflora - C. parvifolia - C. peninsularis - C. physocalyx - C. purpurea - C. riparia - C. surinamensis - C. tergemina - C. tumbeziana - C. tweediei


Calliandra Benth.

Vernacular names
Hornjoserbsce: Kaljandra
Svenska: Kalliandrasläktet
lea faka-Tonga: Valiefuefu

Calliandra is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae. It contains about 200 species that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of southern Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.

Biological description

The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees growing 0.5–6 m tall, with bipinnate leaves. The flowers have numerous long slender stamens, and are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences; the stamens give rise to the common name of Powder-puff/ Powder puff Plant and Fairy Duster. These plants flower all year round, but the best blooming is in spring and summer. They can be easily pruned.


Selected species

Calliandra bella Benth.
Calliandra biflora Tharp
Calliandra brevipes Benth.
Calliandra californica Benth.
Calliandra chilensis Benth.
Calliandra conferta Benth.
Calliandra cruegeri Griseb.
Calliandra dysantha Benth.
Calliandra eriophylla Benth.
Calliandra erubescens Renvoize
Calliandra foliolosa Benth.
Calliandra grandiflora (L'Hér.) Benth.
Calliandra guildingii Benth.
Calliandra haematocephala Hassk.
Calliandra haematomma (Bertero ex DC.) Benth.
Calliandra harrisii Benth.
Calliandra houstoniana (Mill.) Standl.
Calliandra humilis Benth.
Calliandra inaequilatera Rusby
Calliandra juzepczukii Standl.
Calliandra laxa (Willd.) Benth.
Calliandra macrocalyx Harms
Calliandra macrocephala Benth.
Calliandra parviflora Benth.
Calliandra parvifolia (Hook. & Arn.) Speg.
Calliandra peninsularis Rose
Calliandra physocalyx H. M. Hern. & M. Sousa
Calliandra purpurea (L.) Benth.
Calliandra riparia Pittier
Calliandra surinamensis Benth.
Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.
Calliandra tweediei Benth.


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