Definition of Cercidium
1. Noun. Spiny shrubs or small trees sometimes placed in genus Parkinsonia: paloverde.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Caesalpinioideae, Subfamily Caesalpinioideae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cercidium
Literary usage of Cercidium
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of the Trees of North America (exclusive of Mexico) by Charles Sprague Sargent (1905)
"Cercidium is confined to the warmer parts of the New World, where it is distributed with four or ... Cercidium produces hard wood sometimes used as fuel. ..."
2. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope by George Bishop Sudworth (1908)
"the yellow, similarly clustered flowers are closely similar to those of Parkin- sonia microphylla. Cercidium is best distinguished by the flat, ..."
3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"Cercidium, Tulasne. widely distributed through tropical America), the remainder ... Cercidium floridum, Torrey, Pacif. R. Rep. v. 3GO, t. 3 ; not of Benth. ..."
4. The Trees of California by Willis Linn Jepson (1909)
"The beans are sweet and nutritious and are used as food by the Indians and fed as fodder to cattle. 2. Cercidium Tulasne. ..."
5. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Acacia constricta, Cercidium microphyllum, and Prosopis velutina are the dominant woody ... Notice the relatively small sizes of Cercidium microphyllum, ..."