Calliandra selloi
This plant resembles Albizia julibrissin, but Calliandra selloi belongs to a different genus and has different characteristics.  A. julibrissin is a high tree and grows 6 to 10 m in height, but C. selloi is a low tree and grows about 1.8 m in height.  In addition, A. julibrissin is deciduous but C. selloi is evergreen.
C. selloi has a pink flower, which looks like a powder puff.  It is a collection of small flowers which have long pink stamens.  To describe this characteristic, the genus name, Calliandra was taken from the Greek words, kallos meaning beautiful and andros meaning stamen.
A flower of A. julibrissin, which resembles the flower of C. selloi, contains some flowers which produce nectar and have longer corolla tubes and stamens, but the flower of C. selloi is a collection of the same flower.
Classification: Fabaceae Calliandra
Scientific name: Calliandra selloi
Japanese name: Tokiwa-nemu
English Name: ---
Native locality: Southeastern part of Brazil
Ecological description: Evergreen low tree
RDB : ---
Planting place: South and Central America Greenhouse
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