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  Jacaranda mimosifolia
 
  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don, Bot. Reg. 8: t.631. 1822; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 294. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 339. 1994; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 526. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 603. 2009.
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  English name(s): Jacaranda
  Description: Deciduous trees, to 12 m high. Leaves bipinnate, opposite, decussate, estipulate; rachis 24-30 cm long, stout, swollen at base, glabrous; pinnae 15-18 pairs, 4.5-7 cm, opposite or subopposite, slender, shortly winged between each leaflet; leaflets 21-50, opposite, sessile; lamina 0. 6-1.5 × 0.2-0.3 cm, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, base acute, apex acute or acuminate and apiculate, margin entire, glabrous, glaucous beneath, coriaceous; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, pinnate, slender, faint, intercostae reticulate, faint. Flowers bisexual, blue, in lax pyramidal panicles terminal or axillary; pedicels 4 mm; calyx truncate, lobes 5; corolla 5 x 3 cm; tube narrow and curved below, inflated above; limb 2-lipped; lobes 5, round; stamens 4, didynamous; filaments 2 cm, converging apically, basally hairy; anthers 4 mm; staminodes 3 cm, apically hairy; ovary superior, 2-celled; ovules many; style 2.5 cm, apically 2-fid, bluish. Fruit a capsule, 5 cm across, orbicular, apically mucronate, woody; seeds many, 8 ×5 mm, winged around.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Planted as ornamental tree
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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