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Encyclopedia > Calliandra
Calliandra

Buds and open flowers of
Calliandra houstoniana var. calothyrsa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Calliandra
Species

See text Download high resolution version (600x800, 103 KB)Unopen buds and open flowers of Calliandra houstoniana var. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Green algae land plants (embryophytes) non-vascular embryophytes Hepatophyta - liverworts Anthocerophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses vascular plants (tracheophytes) seedless vascular plants Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongue ferns seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants (also angiosperms or Magnoliophyta) are one of the major groups of modern plants, comprising those that produce seeds in specialized reproductive organs called flowers, where the ovulary or carpel is enclosed. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Fabaceae (legumes) Quillajaceae Polygalaceae (milkwort family) Surianaceae The Fabales are an order of flowering plants, included in the rosid group of dicotyledons. ... Subfamilies Faboideae Caesalpinioideae Mimosoideae References GRIN-CA 2002-09-01 The Family Fabaceae (also as Family Leguminosae) is a grouping of plants in the Order Fabales, and one of the largest families of flowering plants with 650 genera and over 18,000 species. ... Infrafamilies Acacieae Ingeae Mimoseae Mimozygantheae Parkieae The Mimosoideae is a subfamily of the Family Fabaceae characterized by flowers with small petals and numerous prominent stamens. ...

Calliandra is a genus in the Fabaceae family (Mimosoideae). Subfamilies Faboideae Caesalpinioideae Mimosoideae References GRIN-CA 2002-09-01 The Family Fabaceae (also as Family Leguminosae) is a grouping of plants in the Order Fabales, and one of the largest families of flowering plants with 650 genera and over 18,000 species. ... Infrafamilies Acacieae Ingeae Mimoseae Mimozygantheae Parkieae The Mimosoideae is a subfamily of the Family Fabaceae characterized by flowers with small petals and numerous prominent stamens. ...


Selected species

  • Calliandra brevips Benth. - Portuguese: Esponja, Esponjinha, Mandruv√°, Quebra-foice
  • Calliandra harrisii Benth. - Portuguese: Caliandra
  • Calliandra inaequilatera Rusby - Portuguese: Esponjinha, Esponjinha Sangue
  • Calliandra tweedii Benth. - Portuguese: Esponjinha-vermelha, mandar√©

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Calliandra calothyrsus (1397 words)
Calliandra forage is usually cut by hand to a height of about 1 m and fed to tethered or stabled animals.
Calliandra grows on all soil types and is well adapted to acid soils of poor fertility, but can respond to fertilizer application on such soils.
Calliandra does not take well from stakes and is therefore generally sown directly in the field or in the nursery.
The Living Desert - Baja Fairy Duster (0 words)
Calliandra californica is endemic to Baja California and occurs on gravelly flats, hillsides and desert washes.
In Baja California Calliandra is locally referred to as Tabardillo or Zapotillo and within the horticulture industry is commonly referred to as Baja Fairy Duster.
Established Calliandra plants should be watered approximately twice a month during the winter months and once a week during the warm months.
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