Taxon: Olneya tesota A. Gray

Genus: Olneya
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Robinieae
Nomen number: 25621
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 5:328. 1854 (Pl. nov. thurb.)
Name Verified on: 07-Aug-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (fide Harv Pap Bot 6:339. 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora, - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Lavin, M. 1987. A cladistic analysis of the tribe Robinieae (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae) (Adv Leg Syst) 3:56.
  • Lavin, M. & M. Sousa S. 1995. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the tribe Robinieae (Leguminosae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 45:117.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Munz, P. A. A flora of southern California. 1974 (F SCalif)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Sousa S., M. et al. 2001. Tree species of the family Leguminosae in Mexico Harvard Pap. Bot. 6:339.
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)

Check other web resources for Olneya tesota A. Gray :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image