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South_African_tree Taken in South Africa Invasive species,Jacaranda mimosifolia,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Hi Stephen!
    I love this photo, just because beauty sometimes is so obvious we don't see it. I do think (and that's only my opinion) that your watermark is rathter big, disturbing the composition a bit too much here, no offence meant:)) Promoted!
    Posted 5 years ago
  2. Agreed. Other people have said the same unfortunately I did not keep a copy of the photo before I watermarked it. Posted 5 years ago
  3. This is most likely the Blue Jacaranda tree (Jacaranda mimosifolia), but the species ID is disabled.

    Pretoria in South Africa is popularly known as The Jacaranda City due to the enormous number of Jacaranda trees planted as street trees and in parks and gardens. In flowering time the city appears blue/purple in colour when seen from the nearby hills because of all the Jacaranda trees.
    It is regarded as an invasive species in parts of South Africa and Queensland, Australia, the latter of which has had problems with the Blue Jacaranda preventing growth of native species.
    Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
  4. Thankyou for that. Did not realise it was an invasive species. Posted 5 years ago
  5. Thankyou fchristant for updating the species. Posted 5 years ago

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''Jacaranda mimosifolia'' is a sub-tropical tree native to south-central South America that has been widely planted elsewhere because of its beautiful and long-lasting blue flowers. It is also known as Jacaranda, Blue Jacaranda, Black Poui, or as the fern tree. Older sources give it the systematic name ''Jacaranda acutifolia'', but it is nowadays more usually classified as ''Jacaranda mimosifolia''. In scientific usage, the name "Jacaranda" refers to the genus ''Jacaranda'', which has many other.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Oct 2, 2014. Captured Oct 29, 2013 11:36.
  • NIKON D90
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2000s
  • ISO200
  • 85mm