Parkinsonia aculeata

Parkinsonia aculeata

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(Parkinsonia, Jerusalem Thorn)

FAMILY

Caesalpiniaceae / Fabaceae

Species

Parkinsonia aculeata

Common name(s)

Parkinsonia, Jerusalem Thorn (CLASS 2, WONS)

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow to orange. Shrub to small tree

Distinguishing features

Young branches form a zig-zag, spines on stem to 1 cm long. Leaves to 30 cm long, pinnate with numerous small leaflets. Flowers with 5 yellow to orange-yellow petals, 10 stamens. Pod to 10cm long, constricted between seeds.

Parkinsonia aculeata