The world's three major tropical flowering trees
- Flower nameJacaranda
- Scientific nameJacaranda 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 treesAll are used as street trees on Maui.
African tulip tree(Spathodea campanulata)
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).