Calliandra calothyrsus Meissner, Linnaea 21 (1848)

Latin for 'with beautiful inflorescences'.

Anneslia calothyrsa (Meisn.) Kleinhoonte

Shrub up to 10 m tall and 10 cm dbh. Leaves alternate, compound, leaflets opposite, very small and many, tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, reddish, protruding stamens, placed in branched inflorescences. Fruits ca. 90 mm long, green, flattened pods.

In tropical Asia it is usually planted. Perhaps able to colonize open vegetation types and regrowth.

Fast growing woody shrub which is planted for its fuel wood.

Originally from central America and Mexico. Introduced in tropical Asia. In Borneo known to occur in East Kalimantan.