Bignonia obovata Vell.
Jacaranda digitaliflora Lem.
Jacaranda endotricha A.DC.
Jacaranda gloxiniiflora Lem.
Jacaranda hebephora A.DC.
Jacaranda obovata Mart. ex A.DC.
Jacaranda paulistana Silva Manso
Jacaranda purpurea Vattimo
Jacaranda semiserrata Cham.
Jacaranda subrhombea A.DC.
Jacaranda puberula is a small, deciduous tree growing from 4 - 7 metres tall. The bole can be 30 - 40cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its timber and medicinal uses. A very ornamental tree, it is used in landscaping and in street plantings, especially in narrow streets[
S. America - Brazil.
Rainforests of the Atlantic coast, in areas of primary and also secondary growth[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A tree of the subtropical and tropical zones, where it can be found from near sea level up to 1,000 metres or more.
Prefers a sunny position[
When planted out, seedlings usually establish fairly well, growing away moderately well but seldom exceeding a height of 3 metres in two years[
The bark is sudorific[
Preparations made from the leaves are used to rid the body of uric acid, which is useful in treating cases of rheumatism and blenorrhagia[
]. It is also used to deal with bladder problems and externally to treat ulcers, eczema, wounds etc[
The heartwood and sapwood are indistinct. The wood is soft, moderately heavy, moderately textured, even to irregular grain, of low resistance to rot when exposed to humidity[
]. It is used for the indoor finish in buildings, general carpentry, door panels, skirting boards etc[
]. The wood is used as pulp for paper making[
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 80% or more, with the seed sprouting within 8 - 15 days. Pot the seedlings up into individual containers when they are 5 - 6cm tall[
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood with a heel[
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