Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don
jacaranda, blue Brazilian, Brazilian rosewood, fern tree
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: South America (North West Argentina)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Deciduous or semi-deciduous tree up to 22 m high with a rounded, spreading crown. Leaves: Dark green, turning yellow in late autumn or winter, hairy, finely divided and fern-like, 200–400 mm long. Flowers: Mauvish-blue, lilac or rarely white, tubular, about 30–50 mm long, produced in loose, pyramidal sprays at the ends of usually leafless branchlets, September–November. Fruit: Broadly oval, flattish, woody capsules, ± 60 mm long, green turning brown, splitting open after about a year to release numerous flat, winged seeds.
Key Features:
Control: ring-bark large trees, cut below ground level or cut down and regrowth treated with systemic herbicides
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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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