Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.

‘Inga capensis’ is probably a miss-print or miss-named in the catalogues as Inga species come exclusively from tropical and sub-tropical America.  The most likely candidate is Inga caripensis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd., a synonym of Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.  I have no description at present.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.575/1850].


Published Dec 23, 2009 - 03:13 PM | Last updated Jul 18, 2010 - 04:55 PM

More details about Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.
Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Venezuela to USA and the Carribean

  • Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth. var. tergemina
  • Inga caripensis Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Calliandra tergemina (L.) Benth.
  • Mimosa tergemina L.
  • Mimosa caripensis Poir.
  • Feuilleea tergemina (L.) Kuntze
  • Anneslia tergemina (L.) Britton & Rose
Common Name

Silk tree, Guanacaste, Monkey’s earring

Name in the Camden Park Record

Inga capensis 

Confidence level low