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> Family: Bignoniaceae
The 49 species are native to the neotropics.
Jacaranda mimosifolia, is grown
as a garden and street tree in southern Africa. However, it has become
naturalised in woodland regions of South Africa and has now been declared an
ornamental invader plant, meaning that it used for ornamental purposes in
demarcated areas. An additional two species are cultivated in southern
Africa, but not naturalised.
Species naturalised in southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).
Other species, cultivated in southern Africa
Jacaranda caerulea (Cancer
Native to the Bahamas, Cuba and
Jacaranda cuspidifolia (Caroba,
Pará parai guazú)
Native to eastern USA.