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ID: VDZ-MV4

ID: VDZ-MV4

Calliandra

Calliandra calothyrsus

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Kenya

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My connections

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Who am I?

Date of birth

05/07/2022

Name

Calliandra

Tree

Calliandra

Where am I located?

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Country

Kenya

Place of birth

Kisii County

Coordinates

1° 13′ 46.87″ S
34° 54′ 19.98″ E

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My Timeline

The important moments in your tree's life.

Seed

It all starts with a tiny seed, nice and warm in the soil.

Nursery

Your seedling is big enough to be welcomed into one of our nurseries, along with many others.

Planted

We’re here! Your tree has reached its new home: it’s been planted by a smallholder, who’ll take care of it for years to come.

Photo

Strike a pose! Now that it’s big enough, here’s a photo of your tree!

My Gallery

Nursery

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Here is a photo of some Calliandra seedlings waiting to be transplanted into the ground. And who knows? Maybe I am among them!

Planted

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That's where I am:1° 13′ 46.87″ S
34° 54′ 19.98″ E

Photo

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And here I am in all my glory! The farmer or farmer woman who takes care of me took this picture of me after transplanting me.

Curiosity about me

The important moments in your tree's life.

Let's start with introductions

The calliandra belongs to a genus of floral plants within the Fabaceae family. Under perfect conditions the plant can grow up to 12 meters tall with trunk diameter of 30 cm. Its flowers and sepals are green, while the long and numerous stamens are a beautiful and intense purple or red.

My significance

Versatility

The calliandra can adapt and grow in various soil types including less fertile ones.

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How much CO2 I’ll absorb

My estimated CO2 absorption capacity is based on the first 10 years of my life*

Current absorption

- 20 kg

2022

0 kg

2032

-200 kg

* The tree will continue to absorb CO2 even after the tenth year. Therefore this is a prudent estimate.

How I am useful to local communities

Soil

Soil

It improves the quality of the soil thanks to the nitrogen fixation process or it reduces soil erosion, thanks to its extended root system.

Livestock

Livestock

Its leaves, either fresh or dried-out, are used as food for livestock.

My benefits

30%

Food Security

The trees will bear fruits, some that will be edible immediately and others that can become edible through processing, ensuring food resources over time.

50%

Economic development

The trees' fruits and the products derived from their transformation can be traded in local networks, offering income opportunities.

30%

CO₂ Absorption

During its life cycle, each tree will offset CO₂. The trees that you plant can offset your emissions.

80%

Environmental protection

The trees are planted in agroforestry systems that favor the virtuous interaction between the different species and their positive impact on the environment and on the land.