EPPO Global Database

Parkinsonia aculeata(PAKAC)

Code created in: 2002-07-22

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: PAKAC
  • Preferred name: Parkinsonia aculeata
  • Authority: Linnaeus


USA (southwestern), Mexico (northern), Central America, South America (Colombia to Peru, to Argentina, southern Brazil, Paraguay). Cultivated as an ornamental, particularly in city parks. Introduced in southern Mediterranean, Western Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, Africa (practically  throughout), Australia (except Victoria and Tasmania)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
Jerusalem thorn English
Mexican paloverde English (US)
parkinsonia English (AU)
Jerusalemdorn German
stacheliger Ginsterbaum German
épine de Jérusalem French
genêt épineux French
parkinsonie épineuse French
azote de Cristo Spanish (BO)
cambrón Spanish (DO)
cina-cina Spanish
cují extrangero Spanish (NI)
espino de Jerusalén Spanish
flor de Mayo Spanish
palo de burro Spanish (BO)
palo verde Spanish (BO)
retama de Jerusalén Spanish
ginestra spinosa Italian
parchinsonia Italian
spina di Jerusalem Italian
cina-cina Portuguese (BR)
espinheiro-de-jerusalém Portuguese
espinho-de-jerusalém Portuguese (BR)
паркинсония колючая Russian
паркинсония шиповатая Russian
sülünağacı Turkish
Parkinesoneyah sikkanit Hebrew
פַּרְקִינְסוֹנְיָה שִׂכָּנִית Hebrew
biǎn zhóu Chinese
biǎn zhóu mù Chinese
扁轴 Chinese
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