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Genus Jacaranda Family Bignoniaceae

Description: Trees, sometimes shrubs.

Leaves opposite, usually bipinnate [or pinnate].

Inflorescence often a terminal panicle; calyx campanulate to tubular; corolla tubular campanulate, blue to purple-blue to magenta; stamens 4, included.

Fruit a woody, orbicular or elliptic- to ovate-oblong capsule; seeds thin, surrounded by a membranous, hyaline or brownish wing.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 50 species, tropical and subtropical regions, Mexico to S. America; widely planted. Naturalised in N.S.W. and Qld.

Text by Updated May 2017, P.G. Kodela
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed May 2017)

One species in NSW: Jacaranda mimosifolia

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