Friday, April 5, 2013

JACARANDAS IN PRETORIA



beutiful trees


The Jacaranda tree is originally from South America.
Pretoria is one of the places that has a lot of Jacaranda trees. All the main streets of Pretoria especially the Central Business District has got Jacaranda trees  
In the older sections of town, such as Brooklyn, Jacarandas line the streets of entire neighborhoods, They usually blossom around August, September and October, the flowers of the trees will turn purple during this time, almost the whole city turns purple, You will Pretoria during this time.


In History 

The word jacaranda was described in A supplement to Mr. Chambers’s Cyclopaedia, 1st edition (1753) as “a name given by some authors to the tree the wood of which is the log-wood, used in dying and in medicine” and as being of Tupi-Guarani origin, by way of Portuguese. 

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