Griseb., Jacaranda ovalifolia R.Br.
||Blue - Purple
|English / Trade Name
||Mimosa-leaved Jacaranda,Jacaranda,Brazilian Rose Wood, Blue Jacaranda, Fern Tree, Green Ebony
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Fruit a rounded woody capsule to 7 cm across with a wavy edge, brown black when mature, splitting on the tree to set free many light-winged seeds. Capsules may hang on the tree for up to 2 years.
||It prefers highland areas but can also grow in some drier ones. It is frost tender when young. A deep-rooted, greedy feeder so that few plants or crops can grow below it.
||Argentina, Brazil, Africa, Australia, India, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico
||Bark pale brown and furrowed, transverse cracks dividing the ridges between the furrows into long, narrow scales
|Distribution in chandigarh
||Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Manimajara and Daria, Sector 6, Sector 9, Sector 10, Sector 11, Sector 23, Sector 26, Sector 32, Sector 46
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Deciduous tree up to 20 m in height with spreading branches making a light crown. Bark pale brown and furrowed, transverse cracks dividing the ridges between the furrows into long, narrow scales. Leaves compound and feathery on a stalk to 40 cm; up to 30 pairs of pinnae bearing small, pointed leaflets. Flowers striking blue-violet, in clusters, each flower bell shaped, to 4 cm, usually on the bare tree before leaf growth. Fruit a rounded woody capsule to 7 cm across with a wavy edge, brownblack when mature, splitting on the tree to set free many light-winged seeds
||Leaves compound and feathery on a stalk to 40 cm; up to 30 pairs of pinnae bearing small, pointed leaflets.