Jacaranda

Jacaranda mimosifolia

The world's three major tropical flowering trees

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  • Flower name
    Jacaranda
  • Scientific name
    Jacaranda mimosifolia
  • AliasJacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia, キリモドキ, ジャカランダ・ミモシフォルア
  • Place of originSouth America such as Argentina - Brazil
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Subtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJune

What is Jacaranda

Jacaranda (scientific name: Jacaranda mimosifolia) is a tropical deciduous trees of the family Bignoniaceae native South American origin such as Argentina to Brazil. Leaves are born with thin feathered complex leaves. In a conical inflorescence, add a light purple flower similar to fragrant paulownia. Flower (corolla) is a funnel shape and the tip is split by 5. In Japanese name, it is called Kirigodoki (Kiri Mogi). Cool flower color and leaf shape give the tropical region a refreshing feeling. Round flat pod-like fruit which becomes after flower contains a lot of seeds.

The world's three major tropical flowering trees

All are used as street trees on Maui.
African tulip tree(Spathodea campanulata)
Jacaranda(Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant(Delonix regia)

Common name: jacaranda , scientific name:Jacaranda mimosifolia) = J. acutifolia Humb, aka: jacaranda mimosiphola, origin: Argentina, Brazil, South America, height: 5-15m, color: purple, Flowering time: June (Japan), from April to May (Hawaii), fruit: capsule and ripens fruit, fruiting period: July (Japan).


  • Order
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Bignoniaceae
  • Genus
    Jacaranda
  • Species
    J. mimosifolia
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen tree
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height500.0 ~ 1500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower4.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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