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Calliandra is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Mimosoideae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas, Madagascar and southern Asia. The genus comprises herbaceous perennial plants, shrubs and rarely small trees growing 0.5 – 6 m tall, with bipinnate leaves. The flowers have numerous long slender stamens, and are produced in cylindrical or globose inflorescences; giving rise to the common name of Powder-puff.
Calliandria es un género de 200 plantas con flores de la familia de las Fabaceae, subfamilia Mimosidae, nativas de las regiones tropicales y subtropicales de las Américas, Madagascar y el sur de Asia. El género abarca plantas herbáceas, perennes, arbustos y raramente árboles que alcanzan los 0.5 – 6 m de alto, con hojas bipinnadas. Las flores tienen numerosos y largos estámenes y son producidos en inflorescencias cilíndricas y globulosas; dándoles el nombre común de Plumerillos.


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