Jacaranda Juss.

Brazilian name for the tree.

Trees and shrubs. Leaves compound, opposite, doubly or singly divided with numerous leaflets. Flower clusters terminal or axillary, branching. Flowers mostly blue or violet; sepals small; petals in straight or curved tube, 2-lipped, with 5 more or less equal lobes; stamens 4 in 2 pairs of different length, the fifth sterile stamen often bearded at the tip. Fruit a capsule containing many winged seeds.

Widely grown as J. mimosifolia, a park and street tree with delicate foliage and spectacular blossom.

Seed and grafting.

Trees with leaves divided twice into numerous small leaflets; flowers mauve.

About 50 species from tropical America.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don