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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 15, 2002
9:51 AM

Post #21258

I took this photo in the garden of Red Fort, Delhi. Please name it for me. this is a shrub.
I recently bought a plant similar to it, but its leaf-shape is a bit oval than the one seen here. The gardener told me that it is a dwarf variety. The flower is the same, shaving brush type but the whitish shading at the center is not present.

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Baa

January 15, 2002
10:30 AM

Post #193262

Dinu could it be a species of Calliandra?
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2002
9:29 AM

Post #193791

It resembles the monkeypod tree of Hawaii, Samanea saman. It usually blooms in spring and summer. Its leaves close in late afternoon and on cloudy days, and drop in February and March when the long black pods are noticeable. But this is not a shrub, it's a huge canopied umbrella-like tree, from which are carved leaf and calabash bowls.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2002
9:53 AM

Post #193794

Congratulations Aimee :)! here is the url to back up ur info http://www.hear.org/pier/sasam.htm .hope that helps.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2002
10:08 AM

Post #193797

MaVie, what a nice surprise! I was too lazy to look it up, and you did it for me. Thanks, but I still don't know if it's the same as the one above.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2002
5:14 PM

Post #193977

Good morning Aimee, am sure it is! i base my assumption on the flower buds which looks the same to me and ur description fits too :). have a wonderful day ;)!!!

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 18, 2002
5:32 AM

Post #194913

It is not samanea saman. But mine looks more like this one
http://www.georgetown.edu/gumc/edmedia/test/images/Calliandra.jpg
The bud and the leaf are similar to what I have said I bought. The one posted by me has bipinnate leaves with sharper edges.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2002
7:23 AM

Post #194942

in that case, it is a Calliandra haematocephala, check this url http://mgonline.com/powderpuff.html. pls. let me know if that is the one.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

January 18, 2002
10:40 AM

Post #194961

The hyperlink is not opening for me.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 18, 2002
10:47 AM

Post #194967

sorry, try this one http://mgonline.com/powderpuff.html
Baa

January 18, 2002
11:07 AM

Post #194972

MVR

No offence intended here, but there are 200 species in the Calliandra genus all have bi-pinnate leaves. I wouldn't like to even guess at the species without seeing a picture of the actual plant.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 21, 2002
10:47 AM

Post #215296

I have posted a pic yesterday of the actual plant I have said at the beginning of the thread under Calliandra.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

February 21, 2002
10:47 AM

Post #215297

I have posted a pic yesterday of the actual plant I have said at the beginning of the thread. I have posted it in the plants database. Species?

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