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Jacaranda mimosifolia (black poui)

Synonyms: Jacaranda acutifolia

Wikipedia Abstract

The Blue Jacaranda, Jacaranda mimosifolia more often known simply as the "Jacaranda", is a sub-tropical tree native to South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers. It was introduced to Cape Town by Baron von Ludwig in about 1829. Older sources give it the systematic name Jacaranda acutifolia, but it is nowadays more usually classified as Jacaranda mimosifolia. It is also known as the Black Poui, or as the fern tree.
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Height [1]  43 feet (13 m)
Width [1]  45 feet (13.7 m)
Air Quality Improvement [1]  Low
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Carbon Capture [1]  Medium-Low
Shade Percentage [1]  76 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Wind Reduction [1]  Medium-Low
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 10 Low Temperature: 30 F° (-1.1 C°) → 40 F° (4.4 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Lifespan [2]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [3]  0.49
Structure [4]  Tree

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
El Rey National Park II 110298 Salta, Argentina
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 177278 Hawaii, United States
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mburucuyá National Park II   Corrientes, Argentina  
Reserva de Biosfera del Chaco   Paraguay        

Emblem of



Cerococcus theydoni[5]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[5]
Crypticerya brasiliensis <Unverified Name>[5]
Crypticerya rosae[5]
Dasylophia abbreviata[6]
Insignorthezia peruviana[5]
Nectarinia venusta (Variable sunbird)[7]
Nipaecoccus viridis (karoo thorn mealybug)[5]
Phytoliriomyza jacarandae[8]
Rothschildia arethusa[6]
Rothschildia jacobaeae[6]


Caribbean; Oceania;



Species recognized by Kartesz J., , ITIS Regional: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database. 2USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 3Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367 4Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 7FEEDING ECOLOGY AND STATUS OF THE VARIABLE SUNBIRD (Cinnyris venusta) IN THE ARBORETUM OF RUHANDE, Marie Jeanne UWIHOREYE, Bachelor’s Memoir, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA, 2011 8New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database
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