Parkinsonia aculeata L.
Mexican Palo Verde
|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||Parkinsonia||Named for John Parkinson, author, botanist, Apothecary of London and king’s herbalist to James I|
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Parkinsonia aculeata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Mar 2010.
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5/20/2009 · Lake Mead Visitor Center, Boulder City, NV
≈ 9 × 6" (24 × 15 cm)
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