Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

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J.M. Garg

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May 5, 2009, 12:34:03 PM5/5/09
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On 21/3/09 in Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad.
 
Some extracts from Wikipedia link (for pictures/ more details, pl. click on the link): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jacaranda
 
The Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia more often known simply as the "Jacaranda", is a sub-tropical tree native to South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers. Older sources give it the systematic name Jacaranda acutifolia, but it is nowadays more usually classified as Jacaranda mimosifolia. It is also known as the Black Poui, or as the fern tree. In scientific usage, the name "Jacaranda" refers to the genus Jacaranda, which has many other members, but in horticultural and everyday usage, it nearly always means the Blue Jacaranda.
 
The tree grows to a height of 5 to 15 metres. Its bark is thin and grey-brown in colour, smooth when the tree is young though it eventually becomes finely scaly. The twigs are slender and slightly zigzag; they are a light reddish-brown in colour. The flowers are up to 5 cm long, and are grouped in 30 cm panicles. They appear in spring and early summer, and last for up to two months. They are followed by woody seed pods, about 5 cm in diameter, which contain numerous winged seeds. The Blue Jacaranda is cultivated even in areas where it rarely blooms, for the sake of its large compound leaves. These are up to 45 cm long and bi-pinnately compound, with leaflets little more than 1 cm long.
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sibdas

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May 5, 2009, 1:49:03 PM5/5/09
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Jacaranda grows well in N. Bengal than in S. Bengal. There is another
species- Jacaranda filicifolia, which has longer leaves but smaller
size of flowers (cluster size perhaps same). Local people often call
them nil krisnachurha (Blue Krishnachurha)

On May 5, 9:34 pm, "J.M. Garg" <jmga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/3/09 in Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad.
>
> Some extracts from Wikipedia link (for pictures/ more details, pl. click on
> the link):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jacaranda
>
> The *Blue Jacaranda*, *Jacaranda mimosifolia* more often known simply as the
> "Jacaranda", is a sub-tropical tree native to South
> America<http://mail.google.com/wiki/South_America>
>  that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and
> long-lasting blue flowers. Older sources give it the systematic
> name<http://mail.google.com/wiki/Systematic_name>
>  *Jacaranda acutifolia*, but it is nowadays more usually classified as
> *Jacaranda
> mimosifolia*. It is also known as the *Black Poui*, or as the fern tree. In
> scientific usage, the name "Jacaranda" refers to the
> genus<http://mail.google.com/wiki/Genus>
>  *Jacaranda*, which has many other members, but in horticultural and
> everyday usage, it nearly always means the Blue Jacaranda.
>
> The tree grows to a height of 5 to 15 metres. Its bark is thin and
> grey-brown in colour, smooth when the tree is young though it eventually
> becomes finely scaly. The twigs are slender and slightly zigzag; they are a
> light reddish-brown in colour. The flowers are up to 5 cm long, and are
> grouped in 30 cm panicles <http://mail.google.com/wiki/Panicle>. They appear
> in spring and early summer, and last for up to two months. They are followed
> by woody seed pods, about 5 cm in diameter, which contain numerous winged
> seeds. The Blue Jacaranda is cultivated even in areas where it rarely
> blooms, for the sake of its large compound leaves. These are up to 45 cm
> long and bi-pinnately compound, with leaflets little more than 1 cm long.
> --
> With regards,
> J.M.Garg
> "We often ignore the beauty around us"
> Creating Awareness about Indian Flora & Fauna:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jmgarg1
> For learning about our trees & plants, please visit/ join Google e-group
> (Indiantreepix)http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix?hl=en
>
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J.M. Garg

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May 5, 2009, 10:51:29 PM5/5/09
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Thanks, Sibdas ji.
Here is FOI link for Jacaranda obtusifolia ssp. rhombifolia    Family: Bignoniaceae (Jacaranda family)
Synonyms: Jacaranda filicifolia, Bignonia filicifolia, Jacaranda rhombifolia: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Fern%20Leaf%20Jacaranda.html

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