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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Parkinsonia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Parkinsonia florida (A. Gray) S. Watson
Habit: Tree generally < 8 m, with thorns in leaf axils; branches spreading, +- zigzagged, +- glabrous. Leaf: petioled, blue-green; 1° leaflets 1 pair, axis < 1 cm; 2° leaflets 2--6, 4--8 mm. Flower: corolla 2--2.5 cm, banner 9--15 mm, widely ovate, yellow, orange-dotted or not. Fruit: indehiscent, 3--10 cm, flat, tan, +- not narrowed between seeds; tip beak-like.
Ecology: Uncommon. Washes, floodplains; Elevation: +- 1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: D; Distribution Outside California: to Arizona, northwestern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--May (generally 2 weeks before Parkinsonia microphylla) Note: Subspecies not recognized by Hawkins (2006, pers. comm.).
Synonyms: Cercidium floridum Benth. ex A. Gray; Cercidium floridum subsp. floridum
Unabridged Note: Subspecies of Carter 1974 (Cercidium floridum subsp. floridum, Cercidium floridum subsp. peninsulare) based mainly on overlapping, continuously varying characters that are not reliable; subsp. not recognized by Hawkins (2006, pers. comm.). Cult.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Parkinsonia aculeata
Next taxon: Parkinsonia microphylla
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski 2016. Parkinsonia florida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36268, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.