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Olneya tesota

Olneya tesota A. Gray


Desert Ironwood

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusOlneyaAfter Stephen Thayer Olney (1812-1878), a Rhode Island botanist and woolen manufacturer
SpeciestesotaCorruption of the Spanish tieso meaning “stiff or firm”. Tesota is a southwest Native American name for this tree

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Olneya tesota description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 Apr 2012.

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Olneya tesota (Desert Ironwood)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA


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