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Common name

English: Jerusalem Thorn

German: Jerusalemdorn

Mandarin: 扁轴木 (bian zhou mu)

Portuguese: Espinho de Jerusalém


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Parkinsonia (1)

            Epithet: aculeata L. (1)

Synonym: Parkinsonia thornberi M.E.Jones

aculeata => with thorns, prickly and pointed

thornberi => in honor of John James Thornber (1872-1962), Professor of biology/botany at the University of Arizona, USA


Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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