Blue Jacaranda or Black Poui
Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don

OTHER COMMON NAMES Palisandro (español)
SYNONYMS Jacarandá heterophylla (A.OC) Brito; Jacarandá ovalifolia R.Br.; Jacarandá acuatifolia Humb. & Bonpl.
FAMILY Bignoniaceae
ORDER Lamiales
SUBCLASS Asteridae
CLASS Magnoliopsida
DIVISION Magnoliophyta

It lives in the deciduous tropical forests of South America; in Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and very common in the north-west of Argentina.
It is a deciduous tree, which grows fast; medium size and can reach a length of 6-10 m.
It has a greyish-brown bark.
Its leaves are like the fern’s ones. They have a length of 15 a 30cm, grey-green. They bloom in spring.
Its fruits are woody and dark-brown. It has numerous small and winged seeds.
The Blue Jacaranda bears fruit in late autumn.