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Jacaranda mimosifolia

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Family: BignoniaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Shrub, tree [woody vine]; nectaries often on stem, leaf, calyx, ovary. Leaf: generally 1--3-pinnate or -palmate (or simple), generally opposite or whorled. Flower: bisexual, showy; calyx generally 5-lobed, 2-lipped or not; corolla funnel- or bell-shaped, 5-lobed, generally 2-lipped; stamens epipetalous, generally 4, paired, a 5th vestigial (a staminode) [or 0]; ovary superior, chambers generally 2, placentas 4, axile (or chamber 1, placentas 2--4, parietal), style long, stigma 2-lobed. Fruit: generally capsule, long, cylindric to +- round, sometimes flat, 2-valved. Seed: many, flat, generally winged.
Genera In Family: 81 genera, 827 species: generally tropics, especially South America; many ornamental (Campsis, trumpet creeper; Catalpa; Jacaranda).
eFlora Treatment Author: Lúcia G. Lohmann
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: JacarandaView Description 

Common Name: JACARANDA
Habit: [Shrub] tree.
Species In Genus: 50 species: Central America (except Mexico), South America, Caribbean. Etymology: (Brazilian common name)
Reference: Jones et al. 2005 Amer Naturalist 166:543--555

Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don
Habit: Plant >= 15 m; deciduous. Leaf: opposite, 2-pinnate, 15--30 cm, leaflets 13--31, narrow-elliptic. Inflorescence: panicle, terminal. Flower: calyx +- 1 mm, wide-bell-shaped, purple-green, glabrous, margin puberulent or not; corolla 3--4 cm, fragrant, purple-blue; tube white inside, hairy outside; stamens included, anther sac 1; staminode exserted, glandular-hairy. Fruit: 3.2--6 cm, +- round, flat. Seed: 0.9--1.2 cm, oblong; glabrous. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Urban areas; Elevation: 500--2800 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: Hawaii, Florida, Mexico, South America. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Jepson eFlora Author: Lúcia G. Lohmann
Reference: Jones et al. 2005 Amer Naturalist 166:543--555
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Citation for this treatment: Lúcia G. Lohmann 2012, Jacaranda mimosifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 11, 2018.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2018, Jepson eFlora,, accessed on December 11, 2018.

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Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

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