Jacaranda mimosifolia is a sub-tropical tree native to south-central South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its attractive and long-lasting violet-colored flowers. It is also known as the jacaranda, blue jacaranda, black poui, Nupur or fern tree. Older sources call it J. acutifolia, but it is nowadays more usually classified as J. mimosifolia. In scientific usage, the name "jacaranda" refers to the genus Jacaranda, which has many other members, but in horticultural and everyday usage, it nearly always means the blue jacaranda.

Jacaranda mimosifolia
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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Jacaranda
J. mimosifolia
Binomial name
Jacaranda mimosifolia
  • Jacaranda chelonia Griseb.
  • Jacaranda ovalifolia R.Br.
  • Jacaranda acutifolia auct. non Humb. & Bonpl.

In its native range in the wild, J. mimosifolia is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

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