Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda mimosifolia

(Jacaranda)

FAMILY

Bignoniaceae

Species

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Common name

Jacaranda

Flower colour; life form

Mauve; tree

Campus

Townsville

Description

This deciduous or semi-deciduous tree is originally from South America. It has feathery foliage and clusters of pale mauve, trumpet-shaped flowers in September and October There are 4 stamens, as well there is an unusual elongated, glandular-pubescent staminode. The fruits are round flattened, woody capsules that usually remain on the tree for quite a few months.