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Calliandra Haematocephala - Red Powder Puff

Genus: Calliandra.

Species: Calliandra haematocephala.

Common name: Red Powder Puff
Botanic name: Calliandra Haematocephala
Family: Fabaceae / Mimosaceae

This South American species form a spreading shrub, usually to about 3 m tall but may be higher depending on conditions. The compound leaves have 5-10 pairs of glossy green leaflets. Flowers are clustered to form a head, stamens, pink to red and about 3 cm long. The fruit is an explosively dehiscent pod. Nectar feeding birds such as honeyeaters are frequent visitors.

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