1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Calliandra Benth.
      1. Calliandra purpurea (L.) Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Lesser Antilles to N. Venezuela and N. Colombia, Guyana (Kanuku Mountains).

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    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub
    Vernacular
    Bois Patate, Buisson Ardent, Soldier Bush

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Guyana, Leeward Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Calliandra purpurea (L.) Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 9, 2010 Devaux, D. [s.n.], St. Lucia K000654877
    Ule, E. [7932], Roraima K000868150
    Ule, E. [8396], Roraima K000868153
    Hoehne, W. [s.n.], São Paulo K000868151
    Hoehne, W. [s.n.], São Paulo K000868152
    Slane, V. [541], St. Lucia Calliandra slaneae K000858666 isotype

    First published in London J. Bot. 3: 104 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Barneby, R. C. (1998). Mem. N. Y. Bot. Gard. 74(3). Silk Tree, Guanacaste, Monkey's Earr

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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