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: (2002). Bignoniaceae. In: . 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.