Calliandra houstoniana var. calothyrsus (Meisn.) Barneby Anneslia confusa ( Sprague & Riley) Britton & Rose Calliandra similis Sprague & Riley Anneslia similis. BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Calliandra calothyrsus is a small, thornless, often multistemmed shrub. Under optimum conditions it can attain a height of 12 m and a. Common Name: Red Calliandra. Calliandra calothyrsus. Often grown as a fuelwood crop and as an ornamental, it has escaped from cultivation and invaded .

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Intake, digestibility and nitrogen utilization of three tropical tree leguems II.

It is possible that artificial drying makes the nutrients bound with calliadnra quite indigestible through modification of the chemical binding process. Calliadra, as with other shrubs, animals tend to select the parts which are richer in protein and poorer in fibre Roothaert, Not suitable as a feed for monogastric animals due to its high levels falliandra astringent CTs.

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Calliandra calothyrsus Scientific name Calliandra calothyrsus Meissner Common name In the native range: Legume forages Forage plants. Leaves are twice-compound bipinnate and alternate; the rachis main stem is cm long, without glands ; rachilla are cm long; there are pairs of leaflets ; leaflets are linearoblong and pointed acute x 1 mm.


Calliandra calothyrsus – Useful Tropical Plants

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Establishment and cultivation Calliandra establishes better from seeds than from stem cuttings.

Has been grown as a hedgerow in signal grass Brachiaria decumbensbuffalo couch Stenotaphrum secundatum and Imperata cylindrica pastures. Because of these features, it has been planted in other parts of the tropics, but care has to be taken that it does not become an invasive species.

Calliandra is a large genus with about species, mainly from South and North America but also from Madagascar, India and Africa.

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Factsheet – Calliandra calothyrsus (Calliandra)

Reservoir fisheries and aquaculture development for resettlement in Indonesia. Soil improver, erosion control and afforestation Calliandra is an N-fixing legume that roots abundantly and nodulates readily with Rhizobium bacteria.

All plant pages have their own unique code. If prevention is no longer possible, it is best to treat the weed infestations when they are small to prevent them from establishing early detection and rapid response. As most of the tropical soils are losing their fertility, planting Calliandra calothyrsus is a way to improve soil fertility and stabilize the soil structure.

Inflorescences are particulate with flowers in umbelliform clusters, cm long. Palatability and effect on dairy cow milk yield of dried fodder from the forage trees Acacia boliviana, Calliandra calothyrsus and Leucaena leucocephala. Oxford University Press, UK. Attention to early weed control will shorten the establishment period.


Calliandra calothyrsus can naturalise notably in riverine areas and damper woodlands. At this stage they can be replanted. New sprouts are readily formed from the root system and facilitate coppicing.

The regular pollarding of calliandra promotes coppicing for more than 10 years. The flowers are pollinated by Insects, bats. Sustainable animal production and the environment. Effects of supplementation with foliage from the tree legumes Acacia angustissima, Cajanus cajan, Calliandra calothyrsus and Leucaena leucocephala on feed intake, digestibility and nitrogen metabolism of sheep given maize stover ad libitum.

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It has been positively assessed for biofuel bioethanol production in India Adaganti et al. Naturally well suited to the light-textured slightly acidic soils of volcanic origin. Normally cut for feeding as direct grazing by cattle, sheep and goats will calliaandra result in high rates of plant mortality.