Bignonia caroba Vell.
Jacaranda clausseniana Casar.
Jacaranda mendoncaei Bureau & K.Schum.
Jacaranda oxyphylla Cham.
Jacaranda caroba varies in height from a deciduous shrub that is only 1.5 metres tall (sometimes treated as a distinct species Jacaranda oxyphylla), up to a tree that can grow 20 metres tall with a crooked bole 80cm or more in diameter[
The plant is gathered from the wild for local medicinal use and is also sometimes used as a source of fuel.
S. America - Brazil.
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A plant of the tropics where it is generally found at elevations from 500 - 1,600 metres.
Prefers a sunny position[
]. Grows best in a well-drained, fertile soil[
The bitter bark is antisypilitic, astringent, cathartic and diuretic[
The leaves are antisyphilitic and tonic[
]. They are used in the treatment of syphilis and various skin problems[
The plant is used in the treatment of urethritis, rheumatism, and skin-diseases[
The whitish-grey to light pink wood is light, smooth, somewhat porous, rather brittle and of little durability[
]. It is only used for fuel and making charcoal[
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