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)
Specimen & Label Data
Location: S of Walking Path on W side of Stables--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
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.
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)