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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacaranda

Jacaranda is a genus of 49 species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central America, South America, Cuba, Hispaniola , Jamaica and the Bahamas.[1] It has been planted widely in Asia, especially in Nepal. It has been introduced to most tropical and subtropical regions. The genus name is also used as the common name.

 

Etymology



Jacaranda Tree

The name is believed to be of Guarani origin, meaning fragrant.[2] 

The word jacaranda was described in A supplement to Mr. Chambers’s Cyclopædia, 1st ed., (1753) as “a name given by some authors to the tree the wood of which is the log-wood, used in dyeing and in medicine” and as being of Tupi-Guarani origin,[3][4] by way of Portuguese.[5] 
Although not consistent with the Guarani source, one common pronunciation of the name in English is given by/ˌækəˈrændə/.[6]

Growth
The species are shrubs to large trees ranging in size from 20 to 30 m (66 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 astaminode that is longer than the stamens, tricolpate pollen, and a chromosome number of 18. 
This species thrives in full sun and sandy soils, which explains their abundance in warmer climates. Mature plants can survive in colder climates up to -7 degrees celsius, however, they may not provide as full of blooms. 
Younger plants are more fragile and may not survive in colder climates when temperatures drop below freezing, so planting of younger trees in pots and moving them into a green house for winter is recommended.
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This tree are scattered over many estates in Murdoch, Perth. WA.
There are lovely. :)
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