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Parkinsonia aculeata (Jerusalem-thorn; Junco; Jerusalem Thorn; Cina-cina; Acacia; Acacia De Los Masones; Aroma Extranjera; Bayahonda Blanca; Cambron; Capinillo; Cateping; Genet Epineux; Lluvia De Oro; Madame Naiz; Madame Yass; Mexican Palo Verde; Mulvakai; Pino Japones; Quatre Epingles; Retama)

Synonyms: Parkinsonia inermis; Parkinsonia spinosa; Parkinsonia thornberi
Language: Hindi

Wikipedia Abstract

Parkinsonia aculeata is a species of perennial flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Common names include palo verde, Mexican palo verde, Parkinsonia, Jerusalem thorn, and jelly bean tree.
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Air Quality Improvement [1]  Medium
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  85 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.6
Structure [2]  Shrub
Height [1]  20 feet (6.1 m)
Width [1]  28 feet (8.4 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Low

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1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Jérôme Chave, Helene C. Muller-Landau, Timothy R. Baker, Tomás A. Easdale, Hans ter Steege, Campbell O. Webb, 2006. Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16(6), 2356 - 2367
5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
6Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
7Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
8Umbonia crassicornis (Amyot and Serville) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Membracidae), F.W. Mead, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry; and Thomas R. Fasulo, University of Florida, November 2000. Latest revision: August 2014
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0