Calliandra Benth.

First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 2: 138 (1840)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Arizona, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Comoros, East Himalaya, Florida, Ghana, Hawaii, India, Jawa, Kenya, Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Queensland, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Benth. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 30: 536 (1875).
  • —F.T.A. 2: 354

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2005 Pignal, M. [2560], Bahia K000868438 Yes
Jan 1, 1993 Burchell, W.J. [7988], Goiás K000868439 Yes
Colombia 44899.000 No
Sano, P.T. [14476], Bahia K000868458 Yes
Sano, P.T. [14476], Bahia K000868459 Yes
Bautista, H.P. [3873], Bahia K000868437 Yes
Harley, R.M. [14331], Bahia K000868441 Yes
Harley, R.M. [14272], Bahia K000868442 Yes
Pignal, M. [3182], Bahia K000868449 Yes
Harley, R.M. [13963], Minas Gerais K000868448 Yes
Harley, R.M. [14261], Bahia K000868447 Yes
Rico, L. [2034], Mexico K000266014 No
Sano, P.T. [14476], Bahia K000868457 Yes
Rico, L. [2036], Mexico K000266013 No
Sano, P.T. [14700], Bahia K000868460 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [3304], Mato Grosso K000868451 Yes
Teixeira, B.C. [s.n.], São Paulo K000868455 Yes
Prenner, G. [57], Cameroon 76395.000 No
Wendt, T. [5648], Mexico K000562901 No
Irwin, H.S. [28088], Minas Gerais K000868453 Yes
Queiroz, L.P. [12630], Rio Grande do Sul K000868446 Yes
Amorim, A.M. [4568], Bahia K000868454 Yes
Forzza, R.C. [4045], Minas Gerais K000868450 Yes
Irwin, H.S. [28095], Minas Gerais K000868456 Yes
Harley, R.M. [14261], Bahia K000868440 Yes


  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Science Photographs

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  • Legumes of the World Online