Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution
Calliandra brevipes Benth. Tree Plains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Flora of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983 All districts
Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn. Small tree Western Ghats, Mid altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Matthew, 1999 Dindigul
Calliandra haematocephala Hassk Shrub Plains, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Sheeba J. Irwin, 1996 All districts
Calliandra inermis (L.) Druce Shrub Evergreen Forests, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America Matthew , 1983 Salem

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Calliandra brevipes Anneslia brevipes, Calliandra selloiMimosaceae Pink Powder Puff
Calliandra emarginata (syn. of Calliandra tergemina var. emarginata)Mimosaceae Dwarf Powder Puff
Calliandra haematocephala Mimosaceae Powder Puff
Calliandra houstoniana Mimosa houstonianaMimosaceae Tree Powderpuff

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986-
Calliandra inaequilatera (syn. of Calliandra haematocephala),
Calliandra speciosa (syn. of Calliandra hirsuta (G.Don) Benth.),

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Calliandra

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

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