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.
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.?