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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)

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
eFlora Treatment Author: Lúcia G. Lohmann
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Citation for this treatment: Lúcia G. Lohmann 2016. Jacaranda mimosifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on April 29, 2016.

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