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Parkinsonia aculeata

Parkinsonia aculeata L.

Retama, Paloverde, Mexican Palo Verde, Jerusalem thorn, Lluvia de Oro

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

USDA Symbol: PAAC3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (I)







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Specimen & Label Data

Parkinsonia aculeata

Retama

Fabaceae

Location: S of Walking Path on W side of Stables--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Level, alluvial, clay soil; dry. A small grove in full sun.

Description: Small tree, to 6 m tall, bark medium-green, smoothe above. Branches armed w/needle-like, slightly recurved spines. Folliage feathery. Leaves alternate, pinnately twice compound. Pinnae 1-2 pairs; flat, linear, to 20 cm long. Legumes torulose, to 10 cm long slightly flattened, brown, deciduous. Seeds few/pod, 3 x 4 x 6 mm thick/wide/long.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 12, 1994
Specimen number: 709

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0974
Accession Date: Nov 22, 1994
Accession Number: 76

Annotations: SXFXB (In fruit)

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