Poinciana

poinciana seed pods

Delonix regia Family:     Fabaceae   Origin: Poincianas are native to Madagascar The common name Poinciana comes from the tree originally being placed in the genus of the same name. It has also been called flamboyant and, along with many other trees, flame tree. It has become naturalised in many countries into which it has been introduced, especially in Asian countries … [Read more...]

Jacaranda

A flowering Jacaranda in Brisbane

Jacaranda mimosafolia Family: Bignoniaceae          Origin: South America While Jacaranda is the name of a genus of 49 species of trees and shrubs, in Brisbane Jacaranda usually refers to Jacaranda mimosafolia. They have been grown in Brisbane since popularized by the original botanic gardens in the 1800's. Goodna even has an annual Jacaranda festival, making it even harder … [Read more...]