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.