Taxon: Parkinsonia aculeata L.

 
Genus: Parkinsonia
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Caesalpinieae
Nomen number: 26783
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:375. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 22-Jan-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Apr-1998
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • Barbados flowerfence  (Source: Firewood Cr) - English
  • horse-bean  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Jerusalem-thorn  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Mexican paloverde  (Source: Trees US) - English
  • retaima  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • arrêtenègre  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Jerusalemdorn  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • espinheiro-de-Jerusalém  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • cina-cina  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • espinho-de-jerusalém  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • rosa-da-Turquia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • turco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • espinillo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • palo de rayo  (Source: Firewood Cr) - Spanish
  • palo verde mejicano  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • jerusalemtörne  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • sessaban  (Source: Firewood Cr) - Transliterated Arabic

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production ()
  • Environmental: erosion control ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Fuels: charcoal ()
  • Fuels: fuelwood ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Sonora]

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Ecuador, [Galapagos Islands] Ecuador, [Galapagos Islands] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Entre Rios, Formosa, Salta, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero] Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • United States

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Central America, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • South America


References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Plants of southern Africa: an online checklist. (Pl SAfr Online)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
  5. Bernardi, L. 1984. Contribución a la dendrología paraguaya. I (Boissiera) 35:263.
  6. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  7. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  8. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  9. Burkart, A. E. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2. (Leg Argent)
  10. Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. (F EntreR)
  11. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  12. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  14. Graham, E. H. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412. (Leg ErWild)
  15. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  16. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  17. Isely, D. 1975. Leguminosae of the United States: II. Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 25(2):171.
  18. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  19. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  20. Lewis, G. P. Legumes of Bahia. 1987 (Leg Bahia)
  21. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  22. Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  23. Luna, R. K. Plantation trees. (Plantation Trees)
  24. Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses (Pl Res SEAs) 1:84.
  25. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  26. Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. (F Saudi ed3)
  27. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  28. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  29. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  30. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  31. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  32. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  33. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)

Check other web resources for Parkinsonia aculeata L. :

  • 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:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Parkinsonia aculeata cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=26783. Accessed 26 May 2018.