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  1. Jacaranda acutifolia auct. non Humb. & Bonpl. Endangered, Threatened, and Rarity Information. This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location. Global Conservation Status.

  2. Jacaranda mimosifolia, commonly called jacaranda, is native to Argentina and Bolivia. It is a deciduous tree that grows 25-50’ tall in its native habitat. In tropical and subtropical climates, it puts on a spectacular flowering display in spring to summer wherein blue-purple flowers cover the tree with bloom, forming pools of blue on the ...

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  4. Shrub or tree, 5–10 m tall. Leaves twice pinnately compound; rhachis 30–45 cm long, in many pairs, each with 10–28 pairs of mucronate leaflets, 8–18 x 3–6 mm. Calyx c. 2 mm long. Corolla blue or violet, c. 5 cm long, silky. Capsule 6–7 x 4–5 cm, oblong-ovate, flattened, woody. Seeds c. 1.5 x 2 cm, including wing.

  5. 30’s. Jacaranda may flower best when grown in poor soil. Jacarandas can reach 25 to 40 feet in height with an equal or greater spread, and the bent or arching trunks are covered with light grey bark. GENERAL INFORMATION Scientific name: Jacaranda mimosifolia Pronunciation: jack-uh-RAN-duh mih-moe-sih-FOLE-ee-uh Common name(s): Jacaranda ...

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    • Introduced, Naturalised Or Invasive in East Africa
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    Locations within which Jacaranda mimosifolia is naturalisedinclude the warmer parts of eastern Australia, southern Africa, Hawaii, south-eastern USA and outside its native range in southern South America.

    Jacaranda mimosifolia is naturalisedin parts of Kenya and Uganda (A.B.R. Witt pers. obs.) and Tanzania (Henderson 2002).

    Jacaranda mimosifolia can grow in bushland, grassland, wooded ravines and riverbanks. The spreading growth habitand the dense foliage shade out native plants and prevent their regeneration.

    Deciduous or evergreen tree, 5-15 m tall. Its main distinguishing feature is its spectacular lavender blue blooms which has led to its popularity as an ornamental tree. Jacaranda mimosifoliais fast growing and resprouts easily if damaged. Its bark is thin and grey-brown in colour, smooth when the treeis young though it eventually becomes finely sca...

    Its main value is as an ornamental treewidely grown in urban areas worldwide. It also has medicinal properties. However, these uses cannot compensate for this plant's overall negative impacts.

    Jacaranda mimosifolia is regarded as an invasive species in parts of South Africa and Queensland, Australia, where it can out-compete native species. It can form thickets of seedlings beneath planted trees from which the speciesmay expand and exclude other vegetation. J. mimosifoliahas been listed as a Category 3 invader in South Africa (no further...

    The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend upon factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species. Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below. The best form of invasive species management is preve...

    Henderson, L. (2001). Alienweeds and invasive plants. A complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12, 300pp. PPR, ARC South Africa. Henderson, L. (2002). Problem plants in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Final Report to the NCAA. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER). Jacaranda ...

    Agnes Lusweti, National Museums of Kenya; Emily Wabuyele, National Museums of Kenya, Paul Ssegawa, Makerere University; John Mauremootoo, BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Secretariat - UK.

    This fact sheet is adapted from The Environmental Weeds of Australia by Sheldon Navie and Steve Adkins, Centre for Biological Information Technology, University of Queensland. We recognise the support from the National Museums of Kenya, Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) - Tanzania and Makerere University, Uganda. This activity was under...

  6. Description. J akaranda is a spectacular flowering tree originating from subtropical South America, its natural range extending across northern Argentina and southern Brazil. It is a small tree up to 15 m (50 ft) in height, though it is typically between 5 and 10 m (16 and 33 ft) tall with a slim, straight trunk supporting a wide-branching crown.