Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Calliandra haematocephala ( Red Powder Puff )

Calliandra haematocephalam, height : 6 ft

Common name : Red Powder Puff
Syn:Calliandra inaequilatera
Family: Mimosaceae
Genus: Calliandra

Calliandra haematocephala is  tropical or subtropical perennial shrub that can grow up to 3-5 m ( 10-16 ft). This is a fast growing shrub. The flowers are attractive to bees, butterflies, hummingbirds. Calliandra haematocephala is native to the India,  Madagascar, South America.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Acacia Mangium (Black Wattle)


Young tree, height about : 4 m (13 ft).

Common names : Black Wattle, Hickory Wattle, Mangium, Brown Salwood.
Local names : mangga hutan, mangium, zamprano, Kratin-tepa
Syn : Racosperma mangium
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Acacia.

Acacia mangium is a fast growing tree native to northeastern Queensland (Australia), Mollucas (Indonesia), Papua or Papua New Guinea. This tree grows up to 30 metres (98 ft) tall, and the diameter exceeds 50 cm (20 in).