Olneya tesota A. Gray
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Fabales||Legumes (pea and bean families)|
|Family||Fabaceae||Legume family (peas and beans)|
|Genus||Olneya||After Stephen Thayer Olney (1812-1878), a Rhode Island botanist and woolen manufacturer|
|Species||tesota||Corruption of the Spanish tieso meaning “stiff or firm”. Tesota is a southwest Native American name for this tree|
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Olneya tesota description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 Apr 2012.
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2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
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