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.
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
- 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)