Albizia lebbeck (Acacia Amarilla)

Albizia lebbeck (Acacia Amarilla) Aka Lebbeck, Lebbek tree, Flea tree, East Indian walnut, Frywood, Koko and Woman’s tongues tree, is a species of Albizia, native to Indomalaya, New Guinea and Northern Australia. Widely cultivated and naturalised in other tropical and subtropical regions. “Acacia Amarilla” is the name used in P.R., although it’s not from the…

Leucaena leucocephala (The White Leadtree)

Leucaena leucocephala (The White Leadtree) Aka Jumpy Bean, jumbay, guaje, white popinac. The specific name is derived from the Greek words Leucaena, meaning “white”, and leucocephala, meaning “head”, referring to its flowers. It is a small, fast-growing tree native to southern Mexico and northern Central America (Belize and Guatemala), and is now naturalized throughout the tropics. It is known to grow in subtropical U.S. (California, Arizona, Texas and Florida),  Philippines, Taiwan, Hawaii, Fiji and northern Australia.…

Calliandra surinamensis (Surinam Powder Puff)

Calliandra surinamensis (Surinam Powder Puff) 1/250,  f/5.6, ISO 320, @400mm Calliandra surinamensis Aka Pink Powder Puff, Surinamese Stickpea, or Officiers-kwast, is a low branching evergreen tropical shrub that is named after Suriname, a country in Northern South America. Ii belongs to the family: Fabaceae , and subfamily Mimosoideae. The plant usually has complexly branched multiple trunks and…