Jacaranda intermedia Sond.
Jacaranda micrantha is a deciduous tree growing 100 - 25 metres tall with an open, narrow, columnar-shaped crown[
]. The bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a local source of medicines and wood. A very ornamental tree, especially when in bloom, it is used for streetside plantings and in large gardens[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil.
Broadleaved and semi-deciduous forests[
]. Occasionally found in dense, primary forest, it is more likely to be found in secondary formations[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A tree of subtropical to tropical areas, where it is usually found at lower elevations, but extending up to 900 metres.
Prefers a position in full sun[
]. Succeeds in a well-drained, high-fertlity soil[
Young seedlings usually establish well when planted out and grow away quickly[
The leaves are depurative and antisyphilitic[
]. They are much used in southern Brazil[
A quinol derivative with antibacterial properties has been isolated[
The yellowish-white heartwood and sapwood are almost indistinct[
]. The wood is light, easily worked, mechanically resistant but not very durable outdoors[
]. It is mainly used for indoor applications such as furniture, musical instruments, general carpentry, interior finish, packing cases etc[
]. The wood is pulped for making paper[
Seed - it has a very short viability and so should be sown as soon as it is ripe[
]. Sow in a semi-shaded position in a nursery seedbed. Germination rates are usually high, with the seed sprouting within 15 - 20 days. Pot the seedlings up into individual containers when they are 5 - 6cm tall and they should be ready to plant out 3 - 4 months later[
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood with a heel[
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