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Taxon: Calliandra eriophylla Benth.

Genus: Calliandra
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Ingeae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 8505
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 3:105. 1844
Name verified on: 08-Dec-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Mar-2006
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • fairy-duster   (Source: Leg Seeds US ) – English
  • mock mesquite   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gatillo   (Source: Rico, pers. comm.) – Spanish
  • mesquitella   (Source: Leg Seeds US ) – Spanish
  • rama mansa   (Source: Rico, pers. comm.) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico [s.w.], Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona [s.], California [s.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte [n.], Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora [n. & w.], Tamaulipas [s.w.], Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Chiapas, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Barneby, R. C. 1998. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: a generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part III. Calliandra. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74(3):44.
  • Delorit, R. J. & C. R. Gunn. 1986. Seeds of continental United States legumes (Fabaceae).
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Isely, D. 1973. Leguminosae of the United States: I. Subfamily Mimosoideae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(1):79.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
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Check other web resources for Calliandra eriophylla Benth.:


Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?8505 (24 October 2014)

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