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Cercidium floridum

(Blue Palo Verde)

Overview

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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Blue Palo Verde, Blue Paloverde

Description

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Physical Description

Habit: Tree , Shrub

Flowers: Bloom Period: March. • Flower Color: yellow

Size/Age/Growth

Size: 15-20' tall.

Habitat

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 1,665 meters (0 to 5,463 feet).[1]

Biology

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Reproduction

Duration: Perennial

Growth

Culture: Space 20-30' apart.

Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Full Sun .

Moisture: Drought Tolerance: High

Temperature: Cold Hardiness: 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. (map)

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Cercidium torreyanum (S. Watson)sarg. • Parkinsonia florida (A. Gray)s. Watson • Parkinsonia torreyana S. Watson

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Binomial generated by Sp2000

Last scrutiny: Jan-2009

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Cercidium

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

C. floridum (Blue Palo Verde) · C. macrum (Palo Verde) · C. microphyllum (Foothill Palo Verde) · C. texanum (Palo Verde) · C. x Desert Museum (Desert Museum Palo Verde)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal December 05, 2007:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Mean = 742.140 meters (2,434.843 feet), Standard Deviation = 463.570 based on 100 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2013-10-29