1. 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
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  • Mimosine, which is of concern in feeding leucaena foliage to nonruminant animals, is absent in calliandra. 5 Products and Applications
  • Strips of calliandra provide good shade for seedlings of plantation species such as damar (Agathis loranthifolia). 5 Products and Applications
  • Toxic compounds such as alkaloids and cyanogenic glycosides do not occur in Calliandra spp. but a range of insecticidal, non-protein, sulphur-containing amino acids and rare imino acids have been found in the seeds and seedlings of a number of species. Chapter 7
  • With their bipinnate leaves, calliandras superficially resemble Leucaena and Mimosa species. Chapter 8
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