Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
Physical Setting
Climate
Adaptations
Tucson Plants
Tucson Animals
External Resources
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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
TREES (9 species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Trees
Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
foothills palo verde Cercidium microphyllum Leguminosae p w 1a
velvet mesquite Prosopis velutina Leguminosae p w 1a
desert ironwood Olneya tesota Leguminosae p w 2vc
blue palo verde Cercidium floridum Leguminosae p s 3c
Mexican palo verde Parkinsonia aculeata Leguminosae p s 5r
African sumac Rhus lancea Anacardiaceae p l 5r
chinaberry Melia azedarach Meliaceae p l 5r
Fremont cottonwood Populus fremontii Salicaceae p l 5r
Goodding's willow Salix gooddingii Salicaceae p l 5r

LS = lifespan (p = perennial; a = annual; a-b = annual or biennial; a-p = annual or perennial)
D = distribution (w = widespread; s = scattered; l = local)
A = abundance (1a = abundant; 2vc = very common; 3c = common; 4uc = uncommon; 5r = rare)


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