Calliandra surinamensis Benth., Lond. J. Bot. 3 (1844)

Latin for 'from Suriname'.

Acacia fasciculata (Willd.) Poir.
Anneslia fasciculata (Willd.) Kleinhoonte
Calliandra angustidens Britton & Killip
Calliandra tenuiflora Benth.
Feuilleea fasciculata Kuntze
Inga fasciculata Willd.

Shrub up to 6 m tall. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, small, tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 5 mm diameter, white-pink, protruding stamens, placed in umbell-like inflorescences. Fruits ca. 100 mm long, green, flattened pods.

Introduced into tropical Asia, usually planted as an ornamental. Possibly able to colonize open vegetation types and regrowth.

Ornamental. Leaves are used as an ingredient for a medicine against an eye sickness.

Originally from tropical South America. Introduced into tropical Asia. In Borneo known to occur in Sarawak and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Daun assam Jawa.