Cathy Craig
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:09:01 PST
Jackarandas grow here like weeds and are a beautiful addition to our fair
state (at least the southern part).

In Southern CA, it is pronounced "jack-a (short a as in father)-RAN-da (same
short a)

J. mimosifolia is apparently the most commonly grown and is native to the
drier tropical and sub tropical areas of South America. J. cuspidifolia is
native to Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.  I have a reference book
here that says Pretoria, South Africa, is known as jackaranda city...there
being so many of them there.

Cathy Craig President PBS
Maritime zone 9b

> I have a question on pronunciation somewhat related to this
> discussion, but it's the name of a tree under which some
> bulbs grow.=A0 Jacaranda.

Cathy Craig President PBS
Maritime zone 9b

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