Calliandra calothyrsus

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Calliandra calothyrsus

Description

Shrub or small tree to 6 m high.

Distribution

Northern America, Southern America
Central America and Mexico.

Notes

During the last 35 years plantations of this species have been expanding in Java and now cover more than 30,000 ha. The trees are fast growing, reaching heights of up to 3.5 m in 6-9 months. The plants can be cut after the first year, yielding 5-20 m2 of fuelwood per ha. The cut stumps coppice readily and the plants can be harvested annually for 15-20 years yielding 35-65 m2 per year per ha [.

Citation

McVaugh - in Fl. Novo Galiciana. 1987: 153