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pa·lo ver·de

or pa·lo·ver·de  (păl′ō vûr′dē, vûrd′)
Any of various spiny, nearly leafless, bushy trees of the genus Parkinsonia (formerly Cercidium) in the pea family, native to the southwest United States and Mexico and having yellow flowers and green bark.

[American Spanish : Spanish palo, tree (from Latin pālus, stake; see pale1) + Spanish verde, green (from Latin viridis).]


(Plants) US a thorny American shrub with green bark


(ˌpæl oʊˈvɜr di, -ˈvɜrd)

n., pl. -ver•des.
any of several spiny American desert shrubs of the genus Cercidium, of the legume family, having green bark.
[1850–55; < American Spanish: literally, green tree]
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Noun1.paloverde - a thorny shrub of the genus Cercidium that grows in dry parts of the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico; has smooth light green bark and racemes of yellow flowers and small leaves
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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beali Johnson) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on the performance of two desert legumes; they demonstrated that a feeding damage from a single larva greatly increased germination of paloverde (Parkinsonia florida (Benth.
Velvet mesquite, while an important component of antelope jackrabbit habitat, often was accompanied by other leguminous trees such as ironwood (Olneya tesota), blue paloverde (Parkinsonia florida), little-leaf paloverde (Parkinsonia microphylla), and other trees characteristic of the Sonoran Desert or Sinaloan thornscrub.
Still mute deer seek out hidden springs, and the jackrabbits and pocket gophers scamper between saguaro and paloverde, prickly pear and mesquite, all prospecting the fast-falling water table.
Gray, 1876) (Fabaceae), commonly known as blue paloverde, is a native tree distributed in California, Arizona and Nevada of the United States and in the Sonora desert region from Mexico and USA.
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Its official neckwear is the bola tie, the official tree is the paloverde, and the official butterfly is the two-tailed swallowtail.
Jury-rigged workstations loosely structured the space into three separate areas: one for reading and informational display, another with small science-fair-type geological experiments in water flow and delta formation, and a third in which seedlings of the desert paloverde tree grew beneath fluorescent bulbs.
This was calculated using the Paloverde program (Sanderson, 2006) and a penalized likelihood rate smoothed Bayesian consensus phylogeny (Lavin et al.
Lowe CH, Hinds DS (1971) Effect of paloverde (cereidium) trees on the radiation flux at ground level in the Sonoran Desert in winter.
The canopy species, Texas paloverde (Cercidium texanum) and bufflegrass (Cenchrus ciliaris), accounted for the largest departures from random for the spatial distribution of bladderpods.
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