CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record parkinsonia_microphylla - Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 00:40 ET c
Parkinsonia microphylla
common namelittle-leaved palo verde
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life form deciduous shrub
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 4.3
LIST 4: Limited distribution (Watch List).
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Counties, states, regions:
San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), Sonora - Mexico (SO)
  • Pending additional quad-level data, only county data are being provided for List 4 plants.
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)(rocky or gravelly)
blooming period Apr-May  
elevation range45 - 1070 meters
Known in CA only from along the Colorado River. Threatened by development. Hybrids with C. floridum ssp. floridum reported. See Report of the Pacific Railroad Expedition 4:82 (1857) for original description, Contributions from the Gray Herbarium 70:66 (1924) for revised nomenclature, and Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences IV 40:24-27 (1974) for taxonomic treatment.
full nameParkinsonia microphylla Torr
Version 8    INVENTORY VERSION 8 interface for this taxon, including GIS and more links

Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PDFAB2Z030
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 from

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