Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Calliandra haematocephala Hassk.

Family: Mimosaceae Genus: Calliandra Species: Calliandra haematocephala Hassk.






Synonym Anneslia haematocephala, Feuileea haematocephala Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Powder Puff Tree Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Blood red tassel flower, Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name - Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1800 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit dull brown, linear -oblanceolate, 6 to 11 cm long, 5 to 13 mm wide, opening along the sutures when ripe, seeds are 5 to 6, brown and oblong
Habitat Occurs in roadsides Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Bolivia and naturalized throughout tropical countries of the world Bark Details Bark: Grey, smooth, with or without spines
Distribution in manipur Bishnupur, Central, Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Rambling shrub or small tree with branched pinnate, silky leaves and powder-puff-like balls of conspicuous dark crimson stamens Leaf Details Leaves are pinnately compound, oblong, acute, with 5 to 10 pairs of glossy green leaflets.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found