Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don , Bot. Reg. 8: t. 631 1822. (Syn. Jacaranda chelonia Griseb.; Jacaranda filicifolia D. Don ex Seem.; Jacaranda ovalifolia R.Br.);
Black Poui, Green Ebony, Brazilian Rosewood, Blue Jacaranda • Hindi: Neeli gulmohur नीली गुलमोहर • Bengali: নেএলকংঠ Neelkanth;
jak-uh-RAHN-duh — from the Portugese jacarandá, having a hard core or branchDave’s Botanary
mim-moh-sih-FOH-lee-uh — mimosa leafDave’s Botanary
Native to: South America

Deciduous tree up to 20 m tall; leaves up to 50 cm long, alternate, bipinnate with 10-15 mm long acuminate leaflets; flowers blue in erect up to 50 cm long panicles; calyx campanulate with minute teeth; corolla tube upto 3.5 cm long, suddenly dilated at base, lobes subequal, upper two white inside; capsule flattened, suborbicular-oblong, 5-6 cm long.


ID confirmation MS180211 – 14- Jacaranda mimosaefolia:
Photos taken on 02.2.2011.
Location: Botany department, Manasagangothri campus, Mysore

– This is Jacaranda mimosaefolia (Bignoniaceae) locally known in our area as Neela Gulmohar.

just a typographic error
Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don Bot. Reg. 8: t. 631. 1822 should be the correct name


Jacaranda mimosifolia:
Jacaranda mimosifolia  (Family: Bignoniaceae) from Pune.

– This particular plant is rarely seen in Mumbai.

– delhi still waiting !!

Chandigarh is also in the queue but buds are there….

– The tree is in bloom all over the city in Mysore as well and plenty nearby my house.

A tree for id Chamba al070611a:
A tree in full bloom in Chamba
Location Chamba
Altitude 800-1000 mts
Habit tree
Habitat wild.. (not sure, it was growing all over the town but not in countryside)
Height 15mts

Yes this is Jacaranda mimosifolia
Introduced and now naturalized in many places of the world… a favorite street tree in Southern California cities….

Jacaranda mimosifolia. Seeds are winged and fruits seem to stay on trees for eternity…


Kindly Id this tree in a private society at Pune

height about 25 feet

practically no leaves except a few new leaves

flowers in bunches light purple tubular flowers. some flowers were fallen on the ground size 3cms, hairy pistil, 4 stamens with pointed anthers

there was one rounded pod seen at the tip of one branch

In Marathi called as Neelmohar

Yes Jacaranda mimosaefolia..from Bignoniaceae


Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don [Bignoniaceae]:
Name: Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don

Family: Bignoniaceae
Date: 10 April 2011
Place: Kothagiri, Nilgiris
Is my ID right? Is there any possibility for this to be another species?
Previous discussions on this species:

I believe you are right, this tree is in full bloom these days. This is Jacranda mimosaefolia, popularly known as “Nila Gulmohar

… query is mine too: Is there any possibility for this to be another species?
Could the possibility be Jacaranda obtusifolia ssp. rhombifolia (syn. Jacaranda filicifolia) ?

Yes Jacaranda mimosifolia


efloraindia: 211111 BRS194: Sharing the images of Jacaranda mimosifolia from NBNP, Coimbatore.


Jacaranda mimosifolia :: Hooghly, West Bengal:

In March-2010 & April-2009 I took photographs of the flowers of this beautiful tree. This is a roadside tree, very uncommon in our locality. Today, I shot the tree again, this time it is yet to bloom.
Species – Jacaranda mimosifolia
Date/Time- 03/02/2012, 11.00 A.M. (flowers in March-April)
Location- Chanditala (Hooghly District), West Bengal
Habitat- roadside plantation
Plant Habit- Tree
Height- 50 ft. approx.
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Pinnately compound
Inflorescence Type/ Size- loose pyramidal panicles
Flowers Colour- violet-blue
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- oblong, ovate or broad dehiscent capsule
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- It is a native of North-west Argentina. Jacaranda is a Brazilian vernacular name.
ID & Info help :
Book – Some Beautiful Indian Trees, by Ethelbert Blatter & Walter Samuel Millard, BNHS, Oxford Unversity Press (1977)

I travel 25 km. daily to reach my school and all along the road I have seen only one Jacaranda tree so far.

Nice reporting  …
Very common avenue tree in Mysore city. This is the flowering season (4.2.12). The trees are in full bloom here, as well.

Thank you … My colleagues who also travel more than 10km. from different places also confirmed that they never saw this tree here. I am happy to learn that this is common in Mysore.

jak-uh-RAHN-duh — from the Portugese jacarandá, having a hard core or branchDave’s Botanary
mim-moh-sih-FOH-lee-uh — mimosa leafDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: black poui, blue jacaranda, fern tree, jacaranda
Native to: South America
References: Flowers of IndiaWikipedia 
at Shimla on 30 MAY 08
Originating in Brazil , it is widely grown in tropical climates.
Quite popular in southern US and most tropical countries including India, though it does not put up a spectacular show in Calcutta, as spectacular as is seen in xeriscaping areas of the world… because in presence high rainfall the leaves appear before the flowers, otherwise afterwards, allowing the flowers to shine, as in these pictures from San Diego California in 2008.
I thought it was funny that I happened to have stopped to take pictures of the street trees on India Street in San Diego that day. It has struck me as funny since I had vaguely connected Jacaranda to India, since in 1946 AP Benthall had written in his book The Trees of Calcutta ( pg 342) that “ this very beautiful tree is a native of Bengal” but he contradicts himself on pf 341 by stating correctly that the name originates in Brazil… … so the pic of India Street is just that, not indicative of point of origin…. Well!! so much for fun.
And to think that AP Benthall was a son of a famous botanist apparently.
And even though it is very extensively planted for xeriscaping, producing tonnes of pollen, it does not seem to have created an epidemic of allergic reactions….

Digital age is wonderful , isn’t it
these pics were taken with a sony non-dslr… yet came out ok
and in the 80s we used to think digital was just a passing fancy!!! how wrong we were…
I am happy to get your words of appreciation


Bignoniaceae Week :BRS 2 : Jacaranda mimosifolia from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu:
Sharing the images of Jacaranda mimosifolia from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
Its commonly seen in Ghats region of Ooty and Walparai.



Bignoniaceae Week :: Jacaranda mimosifolia : Blue Jacaranda : Nasik : 080113 : AK:
Blue Jacaranda seen in Nasik. Pods are round & flat.


Bignoniaceae Week ::Jacaranda mimosifolia at Pune :: PKA7:
Jacaranda mimosifolia (Family: Bignoniaceae) from Pune.

Bignoniaceae Week :: Jacaranda mimosifolia, D.Don <=> Blue Jacaranada Tree – Bangalore – RA:
The Jacarandas are impressive trees in March when covered with clusters of blue tubular flowers. The ground below them turns rapidly blue, and some gardeners might object to that quantity of litter. A variety ‘Alba’ with white flowers, and denser foliage, is occasionally available. 
Native to Brazil growing to 50′ or larger. Moderate to fast growth during warm season. 
Bi-pinnately compound leaves hold till late in winter. Can be completely winter deciduous in colder areas.
Flowers in spring are trumpet like lavender and 2″ long by 1 1/2″ wide. There are white and pink also.
If the tree is given too much water, the leaves appear first, somewhat spoiling the startling effect of the flowers.
The flowers are followed by woody, disc-shaped seed pods.

Very well-illustrated upload.

Excellent Shots….


Bignoniaceae Week: Jacaranda mimosifolia from Delhi and California:
Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don in Bot. Reg. t. 631. 1822.

Syn: J. ovalifolia R. Br.
Deciduous tree up to 20 m tall; leaves up to 50 cm long, alternate, bipinnate with 10-15 mm long acuminate leaflets; flowers blue in erect up to 50 cm long panicles; calyx campanulate wth minute teeth; corolla tube upto 3.5 cm long, suddenly dilated at base, lobes subequal, upper two white inside; capsule flattened, suborbicular-oblong, 5-6 cm long.
Photographed from Delhi and California.

Bignoniaceae Week: Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don (Hooghly):
Attaching old photographs of Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don,, previously identified (and more pictures) at – efi thread.


Bignoniaceae WeeK:: Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don from Chakrata Region:
Jacaranda mimosifolia
D.Don from Chakrata Region

Yes nice shades with a bright sky background. Great!


SYMBIOSIS : 394: Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Bumble bee on the flowers of Jacaranda mimosaefolia.

Jacaranda – California – 250713 – RK : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
03/07/2013 taken at 7.30pm – still a lot of light at that time – enough to be able to take a reasonable shot.
I found the bunch of pods interesting – do not recall seeing Jacaranda pods in clusters in Bangalore!

Nice posting from US. Hope to see many more. Do visit San Francisco botanical garden if possible.

Thank you, … I have several pictures of interesting plants – wild & garden flowers, a few trees –  from the US- Los Altos, California; Vienna, Virginia & New York. Was waiting to get back so i could start posting….
yes,i’m back in Bangalore..:)
I had visited The Golden Gate Park on an earlier visit – 2004 – did not own a digital camera then.


Tree For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 291213 : AK-36 : Attachments (3 + 2). 8 posts by 4 authors.
A tree seen in Lalbagh on 24/11/13.
No flowers, only flat & round green pods.

Seems Jacaranda mimosifolia (Bignoniaceae)

Thanks for a quick id confirmation.

I think I too captured the same green pods when I was there in November 2013 (attached)
Based on the ID of your plant, I think, my tree too is Jacaranda mimosifolia… feedback requested.
The pods in my pics are infected I think…

Seems to be the same tree.

Yes both Jacaranda mimosifolia


Fwd: Need Your Help To get the Seeds of Jacaranda mimosifolia :
I need Jacaranda mimosifolia tree seeds to plant near my locality, could u please help me to get the seeds. I got u r contact details from Wiki.

I have seen the trees in Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad. You should get in some nursery over there.

HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID :: ARKNOV-57 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Requesting to please provide ID of this tree captured at Dharamshala, HP in October 2014.
It was seen abundantly on the road from Mandi to Dharamshala.

Jacaranda mimosifoliaNili Gulmohar– Bignoniaceae. It is frequently planted as roadside avenue at most places.

nice seed pods
wish you could see it when in bloom
sight to behold
flowers in summer heat


Jacaranda mimosifolia ABMAY01/07 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 3 images.

The other striking tree on the roadsides is the Blue Jacaranda. I like driving to the lower areas in the spring/early summer where I can see several flowering trees which are absent from higher altitudes. I am eagerly waiting for the Indian Laburnum (Cassia fistula) to bloom here.
Jacaranda mimosifolia (Blue Jacaranda)
Dharamshala, HP
1500m and below
4 May 2015

now go back in a month or two and see the woody brown fruits hanging in the bright green canopy
Yes cassia fistula have just started flowering in lower ganges delta

Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Bangalore
Date: 19 FEB 2017 … Altitude: ~ 906 m (2972 ft) asl
Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don … (family: Bignoniaceae) … exotic


Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 30 April  2017
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Nepali Names : भँगेरी फूल Bhangeree Phool 

13/2/08- at Mayani near Satara; 13/2/08 in Banglore; 2/3/08- in Bannerghatta National Park near Banglore- into bloom (23/2/03); 3/3/08- in full bloom in Bangalore; in May over the years in Himachal; In magnificent bloom in Bangalore- 10/3/08; In Banglore- 8/3/08; in Delhi in the last week of March’08; in Pune- April first fortnight; In April- Himachal; 21/3/09 in Sanjeevaiah Park in Hyderabad;
Trees of Delhi- flowers with the new leaves, early April to mid May: occasional short flushes in the rains. Beautiful Trees & Shrubs of Calcutta- flowering occurs from late spring to early summer (April-May).

Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) – indiantreepix | Google Groups
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Id of Tree ( from Bhutan) -ID14032018SH2 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Tree for id pl. The fruits of this tree reminded me Holoptelea integrifolia fruits. These are off-course bigger in size.
Location – Punakha (Bhutan)
Date – March. 2018

A Fabaceae member.

Jacaranda mimosifolia D. Don  ???

Thanks, … You may be right.

Thanks … Yes and the fruits must be of last year. The blossom of Jacaranda is generally in end-April or May-begining in Bhutan.

Jacaranda Species for ID : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore : 15FEB20 : AK-15 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Jacaranda seen at the garden in Jan.
For Species id please.

It’s species is Jacaranda mimosifolia

Jacaranda mimosifolia. Beginning of the flowering. A common tree in  Mysore & Bangalore.


In india, Jacaranda tree is Also known as Nupur (नुपुर), neel mohar (नीलमोहर) or Neela Gulmohar (नीला गुलमोहर)

SL 72A 011213 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please ID this tree with violet flowers. Sorry about the quality of picture. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.

Picture not very clear. Seems to be Jacaranda. Kindly post a clear picture with the leaves.

Image quality not good but I guess Jacaranda mimosifolia D.Don !

I agree with … Photographs of better quality showing the leaves arrangement etc. are very essential to pindown the ID.


Tree for ID from Lal Bagh Bangalore-GS05022022-6: 1 high res. image.
Please help with the ID of tree photographed from Lal Bagh Bangalore, 29-9-2015

Jacaranda sp. [Bignoniaceae].

J. mimosifolia


Fabaceae: Jacaranda mimosifolia: 2 high res. images.
Jacaranda mimosifolia from Paderu forest area of Andhra Pradesh on 25/03/2024