Jacaranda mimosifolia :: Hooghly, West Bengal

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surajit koley

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Feb 3, 2012, 11:33:04 AM2/3/12
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Dear Friends,

In March-2010 & April-2009 I took photographs of the flowers of this beautiful tree. This is a roadside tree, very uncommon in our locality. Today, I shot the tree again, this time it is yet to bloom.

Species - Jacaranda mimosifolia

Date/Time- 03/02/2012, 11.00 A.M. (flowers in March-April)
Location- Chanditala (Hooghly District), West Bengal
Habitat- roadside plantation
Plant Habit- Tree
Height- 50 ft. approx.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Pinnately compound
Inflorescence Type/ Size- loose pyramidal panicles
Flowers Colour- violet-blue
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- oblong, ovate or broad dehiscent capsule
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- It is a native of North-west Argentina. Jacaranda is a Brazilian vernacular name.

ID & Info help :
Book - Some Beautiful Indian Trees, by Ethelbert Blatter & Walter Samuel Millard, BNHS, Oxford Unversity Press (1977)

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Surajit Koley
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Balkar Singh

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Feb 3, 2012, 11:39:36 AM2/3/12
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Nice Shots Dear Surajit
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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surajit koley

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Feb 3, 2012, 11:44:29 AM2/3/12
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Thank you Sir.

I travel 25 km. daily to reach my school and all along the road I have seen only one Jacaranda tree so far.

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Surajit Koley

Mahadeswara

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Feb 4, 2012, 6:59:35 AM2/4/12
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Nice reporting Surjit ji.
Very common avenue tree in Mysore city. This is the flowering
season. The trees are in full bloom here, as well.

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surajit koley

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Feb 4, 2012, 11:59:00 AM2/4/12
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Thank you Swamy-ji. My colleagues who also travel more than 10km. from different places also confirmed that they never saw this tree here. I am happy to learn that this is common in Mysore.

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Surajit Koley
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