Monographs Details: Calliandra haematomma var. tortuënsis (Alain) Barneby
Authors:Rupert C. Barneby
Authority: Barneby, Rupert C. 1998. Silk tree, guanacaste, monkey's earring: A generic system for the synandrous Mimosaceae of the Americas. Part III. Calliandra. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 74: 1-223.
Description:Variety Description - Slender shrub to 1 m tall; lvs thinly minutely pilosulous overall; stipular spicules 0.5-1.5 mm; petiole of primary lvs 1.5-3.5 mm and longer rachises 9-12 mm; lfts 9-12 pairs, the penultimate ±7.55 x 2 mm; calyx glabrous; corolla white-silky.
Distribution and Ecology - On rocky bank of lagoon near La Vallee, Tortue I., Haiti (dep. Nord Ouest), known only from the type- collection. — Fl. XII-I(-?).
Relationships - The typus of C. tortuensis was annotated by Britton as a new species of Anneslia, but this name was left unpublished. The specimens have nothing that could exclude them from C. haematomma sens. lat., but are peculiar in the combination of number and pubescence of leaflets.
Nord-Ouest Haiti South America