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Calliandra surinamensis

Surinam Powderpuff, Pink Powderpuff, Nacazcol

Calliandra surinamensis is a low branching evergreen tropical shrub that is named after Suriname, a country in Northern South America. The plant usually has complexly branched multiple trunks and grows to a height of about 5 metres, although many sources suggest that it only attains a height of 3 metres. Left unpruned it grows long thin branches that eventually droop down onto the ground.

Plant Characteristics

Dimensions at Maturity
  • Height: 5 M


The fruit is a 4 centimetres (1.5 in) long pod´ 

The flowers present as globose heads with small green petals and calyx with up to a 100 stamens more or less united into a tube.?

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