Pink Powder Puff
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Pink Powder Puff
ntroduced Photo: Tabish
Common name: Pink Powder Puff
Botanical name: Calliandra brevipes    Family: Mimosaceae (Touch-me-not family)
Synonyms: Anneslia brevipes, Calliandra selloi

This Pink Powder Puff is very different from the pink form of the common Powder Puff. It is a small shrub with double- compound leaves. The number of leaflets is much larger than that in common Powder Puff. Leaflets are very closely spaced and are often 'closed up'. This one never grows taller than 1.8m. Flowers are a beautiful powder-puff of erect stamens which are white towards the base and pink above. Pink Powder Puff is native to South America.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Munnar, Kerala.
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