SOLVED: Shaving brush ??? ID.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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.

Thumbnail by Dinu

Dinu could it be a species of Calliandra?

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Congratulations Aimee :)! here is the url to back up ur info http://www.hear.org/pier/sasam.htm .hope that helps.

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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 ;)!!!

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

The hyperlink is not opening for me.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

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

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.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

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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