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Calliandra sp.

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Fairy duster
Calliandra sp. Calliandra

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zoology128 9 years ago

Nice spotting

CJWhitmill 9 years ago

Yes, it looks like Calliandra haematocephala, which appears to have two common names in English: powder puff tree and red powder puff. But C. emarginata (pink powder puff or dwarf powder puff) is also a possibility. Genus Calliandra is in the legume family (Fabaceae) and is native to the Americas. Both C. haematocephata and C. emarginata have been introduced to Taiwan. C. emarginata is even featured on a Taiwan stamp issued in 2009!

Nice photo showing flower buds, flowers and leaves.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 9 years ago

I think Calliandra haematocephala. Nice spotting, and welcome to PN.

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臺灣省 (Taiwan), Taiwan

Spotted on Jan 1, 2015
Submitted on Jan 6, 2015

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