Monographs Details: Calliandra stipulacea Benth.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1958. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part III. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-156.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - The following recent collections exhibit some of this instability: BRAZIL: Terr, do Rio Branco: occasional, overhanging river above falls, elev. 550 m, Serra Tepequem, Maguire & Maguire 40172 ; Vista Geral, Rio Cotinga, elev. 720 m, Maguire & Maguire 40199, 40263.
This wide-ranging species occurs frequently through the interior of Venezuela (Ciudad Bolivar southward), northernmost Brazil, southeastern Colombia, and perhaps eastern Brazil. As with so many legumes having such a diffuse range, there is considerable variation in some of the morphological characters; in this species it is the vestiture of the leaflets which is most variable. Typically the leaflets are glabrous but not infrequently either the upper or the lower, or both surfaces, are variously pubescent. There does not appear to be any discontinuity in the pattren, however, and there is no geographical correlation with the morphological variation.
Distribution:Brazil South America