Definition of Calliandra

1. Noun. Any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers.

Group relationships: Genus Calliandra
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calliandra

caller
caller-out
caller-up
caller ID
callers
callest
calleth
callets
callgirl
callgirls
callgraph
callgraphs
calli
calli-
calliandra (current term)
callicarpa
callicarpas
callicarpenal
callid
callidities
callidity
calligraffiti
calligram
calligrams
calligraph
calligraphed
calligrapher
calligraphers
calligraphic

Literary usage of Calliandra

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"Type collected on calliandra ... found by the writer in the herbarium of the University of Arizona on "calliandra ... P. Henn. on calliandra microcephaly, ..."

2. The Geology of the Corocoro Copper District of Bolivia by Joseph Theophilus Singewald, Edward Wilber Berry (1922)
"The present species is said by Engelhardt to be practically identical with the existing calliandra macrocephala Bentham, of Brazil. ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"In Inga the pod is scarcely or slowly dehiscent: in calliandra the valves dehisce elas- tically from ... Properly calliandra grandiflora, Benth. Unirme*! ..."

4. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1844)
"All the species have glandular petioles, which are scarcely ever to be seen in calliandra, and ma,y generally serve as a mark for the American sections; ..."

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