Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Jacaranda
Synonym: Jacaranda ovalifolia R.Br
Common Name: Blue jacaranda,black poui
Flowering & Fruiting Period: December - July
Distribution: Native of South America
Habitat: Planted as ornamental tree
Uses: Ornamental, avenue plant. In folk tradition the flowers, leaves and bark are used to ease neuralgia and varicose veins. It is scientifically proven that Jacaranda has qualities that treat leukaemia.
Key Characteristics: Deciduous trees. Leaves bipinnate, opposite, decussate, estipulate; pinnae 15-18 pairs, opposite or subopposite; lamina elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers bisexual, blue, in lax pyramidal panicles terminal or axillary; calyx truncate, lobes 5; tube narrow and curved below, inflated above; limb 2-lipped; lobes 5, round; stamens 4, didynamous; ovary superior, 2-celled; ovules many; style apically bluish. Fruit a capsule.