幽幽藍花楹 the blue jacaranda

the chinese name of jacaranda contains the word blue as the flowers are purple-blue. the flowering trees deliver a sense of serenity and even a chill of beauty every early summer.

淡紫色的花,像幽靈,美得讓人抽口氣。

藍花楹的樹葉,呈羽狀,與影樹相近。可從其果分別,藍花楹開花後結種子莢,荷包型,盛着黑色扁平帶翼的小種子。

藍花楹 jacaranda (jacaranda mimosifolia) – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class |唇形目 lamiales order |紫葳科 bignoniaceae family |藍花楹屬 jacaranda genus |藍花楹種 j. mimosifolia species

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  • 藍花楹是落葉喬木。樹冠高大,高12~15米,最高可達20米。二回羽狀複葉對生,葉大,羽片通常在15對以上,每一羽片有小葉10~24對,羽狀,著生緊密。小葉長橢圓形,長約1cm,全緣,先端銳尖,略被微柔毛。圓錐花序頂生或腋生,花鐘形,花冠二唇形5裂,長約5cm,藍紫色,二強雄蕊。《百度百科》
  • jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of america and the caribbean. it is also found in asia. the genus name is also used as the common name. the species are shrubs to large trees ranging in size from 2 to 30 m tall. the leaves are bipinnate in most species. the flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla. the fruit is an oblong to oval flattened capsule containing numerous slender seeds. the genus differs from other genera in the bignoniaceae in having a staminode that is longer than the stamens, tricolpate pollen, and a chromosome number of 18. (source: wikipedia)
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