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Jacaranda sp.


This small (15') tree was confused. It had a few blooms completely out of season, and some green seed pods. The tree next to it had spent seed pods normal for this season (pictures 4 and 5). Usually jacaranda flower profusely in the spring; the whole tree becoming a mass of lavender flowers as in the Wikipedia article cited.


Native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay), Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean


The species are shrubs to large trees ranging in size from 2 to 30 m (6.6 to 98 ft) tall. The leaves are bipinnate in most species, pinnate or simple in a few species. The flowers are produced in conspicuous large panicles, each flower with a five-lobed blue to purple-blue corolla; a few species have white flowers. 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.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago

Added to the Seed Pod mission because pictures 2,3,4,5 are all of the pods.

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 1, 2011
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

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