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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.
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.