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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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In addition, between 19 April and 2 May, samples of 10-22 males were captured in an insect net as they visited the flowers of blue paloverdes (Parkinsonia florida) near the site of emergence.
The large-male advantage was confirmed in 2012 by capturing males at flowering blue paloverdes.
21: The Workshop: CRN's Day of Science, Rancho PaloVerdes, CA: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Contact: Kate Murphy, 202-776-7940; E-mail: kmurphy@crnusa.
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At Canaan, graceful paloverdes and acacias 'shade winding paths where once lay desert.
Location of each hovering or perched male was recorded in relation to prominent foothill paloverdes (Parkinsonia microphylla), jojobas (Simmondsia chinensis), and creosotebushes (Larrea tridentata) growing along the transect.
Paloverdes, pocket mice and bruchid beetles: interrelationships of seeds, dispersers and seed predators.
Paloverdes, pocket mice, and bruchid beetles: interrelationships of seeds, dispersers, and seed predators.
When larvae are reared on the blue paloverde, Cercidium floridum, there appears to be a threshold egg size below which larval mortality is nearly 100%.