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jacaranda

(jăk'ərăn`də): see bignoniabignonia
, common name for the family Bignoniaceae, a family of chiefly woody vines of the American tropics and also a few shrubs and trees. The trumpet creeper (of the genus Bignonia) and the trumpet flower, or trumpet vine (of the genus Campsis
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Jacaranda

 

the wood of certain South American plants of the genus Jacaranda of the family Bignoniaceae. The heartwood is from dark red to chocolate brown, with a violet tinge; the sapwood is light yellow. Jacaranda, a heavy, durable wood that polishes well, is used in the manufacture of expensive furniture, musical instruments, parquet, and lathe products. Sometimes the wood of other trees, including those of the genus Dalbergia of the family Papilionaceae, is called Jacaranda. The wood of the birch, maple, and alder are used to imitate Jacaranda.


Jacaranda

 

a genus of trees or shrubs of the family Bignoniaceae. The leaves are opposite and usually twice pinnate. The flowers have a tubular-umbellate or funnelform corolla and are in panicled inflorescences. The fruit is a capsule with winged seeds. There are 40 to 50 species, found in the tropics of the western hemisphere. Some species, including. I brasiliana and J. obtusifolia, are the source of valuable wood. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals in countries having warm climates.

jacaranda

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jacaranda

1. any bignoniaceous tree of the tropical American genus Jacaranda, having fernlike leaves and pale purple flowers and widely cultivated in temperate areas of Australia
2. the fragrant ornamental wood of any of these trees
3. any of several related or similar trees or their wood
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A pesar de que tenia los ojos llenos de jabon pude percibir, a traves de la ventana del bano, la enorme copa de una jacaranda.
I was introduced to Grafton and the Jacaranda Festival through my work as a director on the development of the feature film Jacaranda because we went to do research there.
The flowering jacaranda, the same tree that yesterday was a blackish claw standing alone like a reprimand to destiny.
Sin perder la limpieza visual de la plaza, aparece todo el repertorio de jacarandas del lado poniente, leve modificacion topografica, punteado de nuevas luminarias sobre un dibujo del pavimento y acceso sumido al Templo Mayor.
Por que pensar en fuentes, jacarandas, postes-flauta y demas minucias cuando la inseguridad publica, la falta de vivienda, la contaminacion ambiental y la mala atencion a calles y avenidas constituyen un grave problema de ineptitud e ineficacia de la administracion cardenista?
Q: I planted a jacaranda tree 10 years ago halfway between the house and the sidewalk.
Flowering trees that also do well on the Valley floors include jacaranda, crape myrtle, Japanese maple, New Zealand Christmas trees and Persian silk trees, says Bruce Asakawa in his book, ``California Gardener's Guide'' (Cool Springs Press; $24.
Regarding a recent column on jacaranda trees, I received an e-mail from Trudy Sibley of Northridge.
True, jacarandas can grow to more than 60 feet and their brittle branches are prone to break; their roots grow into water lines and push up sidewalks.
But these inconveniences seem to be a small price to pay for the miraculous floral display provided by jacarandas each June.
How can I start jacarandas from seeds that form in the round capsules found on the tree?