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Pink Powder Puff 20 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dixie Pink) (Pink Poodle) (Surinam Powder Puff)

Pink Powder Puff 20 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dixie Pink) (Pink Poodle) (Surinam Powder Puff)

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Pink Powder Puff 20 Cents Singapore Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Dixie Pink) (Pink Poodle) (Surinam Powder Puff)

Reverse: Pink Powder Puff Plant (Calliandra surinamensis), and denomination
Lettering: TWENTY CENTS 20

Obverse: Emblem with date underneath and 'Singapore' on four sides in English, Tamil, Chinese, and Malay.
Lettering: SINGAPURA
சிங்கப்பூர் 新加坡
SINGAPORE
Translation: Singapore

Features
Issuer Singapore
Period Republic (1967-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1991
Value 20 Cents
0.2 SGD = USD 0.15
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 21.36 mm
Thickness 1.72 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1668
References KM# 52, Schön# 42

Wikipedia:
Calliandra surinamensis is a low branching evergreen tropical shrub that is named after Suriname, a country in northern South America. The plant usually has complexly branched multiple trunks and grows to a height of about 5 metres, although many sources suggest that it only attains a height of 3 metres. Left unpruned it grows long thin branches that eventually droop down onto the ground. The leaves close and droop from dusk until morning when they once again reopen. Calliandra surinamensis is said to contain lectins which are toxic to cancer cells, although more research is needed. Calliandra surinamensis contains three important compounds: myrectin which contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, lupeol which contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, and ferulic acid which contains antimicrobial properties.

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Calliandra surinamensis
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Surinam Powder Puff, Pink Powder Puff, Surinamese Stickpea, Officiers-kwast
Origin: Surinam

A low branching shrub or small tree with multiple trunks, growing up to a height of 15 feet in tropics, but usually stays below 6-7 ft. Showy pink flowers, like a powderpuff, are bright pink on the surface and pale pink to white inside the "powderpuff" ball. The plant has evergreen bipinnate, oblong leaves that are pointed (unlike C. haematocephala which leaves are more oval). Surinam powder puff has a dense foliage and is a fast grower. A flat pod, first green later brown, contains 5 - 6 seeds; it curls open to release the brown seeds. This plant is cultivated for its ornamental purposes; it can also be used for bonsai. Hardiness: USDA zone 9 - 11. Propagation: seeds and cuttings. Culture: full sun / light shade, rich well drained soil; acidic to slightly alkaline. After establishment with the aid of water, only regular pruning is needed to keep the plant within bounds. This is a excellent container plant for the cooler climates and for the warmer regions a beautiful outdoors plant.
Source: https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/CALLIANDRA_SURINAMENSIS.htm

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