Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don

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Jacaranda mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fairhaven Rd, Nyanga

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names: Jacaranda (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced
Tree to 20 m. Leaves 15-40 × 10-20 cm; pinnae opposite or subopposite with (10-)15-20 pairs; each pinna imparipinnate. Leaflets oblong to elliptic, sessile, opposite, subopposite to alternate, slightly asymmetric, markedly apiculate, 15-25 leaflets each side of the pinna axis, terminal leaflet longer and long-acuminate. Flowers purple, 5 cm × 4 cm wide. Capsule c. 5 cm in diameter. Seeds with a prominent wing.
Notes: A commonly planted and spectacular street tree. Now frequently naturalised and sometimes quite invasive.
Derivation of specific name: mimosifolia: leaves like a Mimosa (2 pinnate)
Habitat: In woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Brazil
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 March 2007

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jacaranda mimosifolia
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West African Plants database: Jacaranda mimosifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Jacaranda mimosifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152390, retrieved 29 May 2016

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