Synonyms for cercidium or Related words with cercidium
Examples of "cercidium"
Parkinsonia microphylla, the yellow paloverde, foothill paloverde or little-leaved palo verde; syn. "
microphyllum"), is a species of palo verde.
Larval host plants include littleleaf palo verde ("
microphyllum"), mesquite ("Prosopis juliflora"), and catclaw mesquite ("Acacia greggii"). Adults do not feed.
"C. rohweri" is most commonly found in the Sonoran Desert, where it establishes nests in abandoned beetle cavities in Palo Verde trees ("Parkinsonia florida" or "
"C. pallida" typically feed on flowers that can withstand the hot temperatures of its habitat. These plants include palo verde ("
microphyllum" and "
floridium"), ironwood ("Olnyea tesota"), and creosote bush ("Larrea divaricata"). The palo verde pollen is the most common, and it gives the bee bread a strong orange color. Due to the large expenditure of energy by males during hovering and/or patrolling, they must consume about 3.5 times their body weight in nectar each day.
The caterpillar is approximately 2.5 inches long, and green with many white dots. It also has a violet line that runs across its body. They commonly feed on "Prosopis" (mesquite), "Acacia", and "
microphyllum" (palo verde).
Parkinsonia florida, the blue palo verde (syn. "
floridum"), is a species of palo verde native to the Sonoran Deserts in the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Its name means "green pole or stick" in Spanish, referring to the green trunk and branches, that perform photosynthesis.
Parkinsonia , also
, is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae. It contains about 12 species that are native to semi-desert regions of Africa and the Americas. The name of the genus honors English apothecary and botanist John Parkinson (1567–1650).
This plant grows in the transition between desert scrub and grassland. In the Santa Rita Mountains it grows on limestone talus and in Mexico it has been found on granite. Other plants in the habitat include "Eysenhardtia", "Erythrina", "
floridum", "Tecoma", "Agave schottii", "Heteropogon", "Fouquieria", "Calliandra", "Opuntia" spp., "Krameria", "Janusia gracilis", "Agave palmeri" and "Hibiscus coulteri".
The mistletoe is a leafless plant that attaches to host plants, often leguminous woody desert trees such as "
" and "Prosopis". Desert mistletoe takes water and minerals from its host plants but it does its own photosynthesis, making it a hemiparasite.
The tarantula hawk wasp "Hemipepsis ustulata" returns to the same prominent plants, namely palo verde trees ("
microphyllum"), year after year during mating season. It has been demonstrated that the preference rankings of perennial territories in one mountain ridge area remains highly consistent from generation to generation. A study by John Alcock provides indirect evidence that the stability of male preferences from year to year shows that the access to females is related to the ability of acquiring high ranking territories.
The common name Chilean Palo Verde comes from the mottled green color of the trunks but does not seriously resemble "
". The chañar tends to be quite upright with a spreading canopy with both straight and mildly curving trunks. As trees mature the trunks and branches take on a sculptural quality with long longitudinal, irregular ridges and valleys. Along with this undulating trunk, large flakes of the bark peel off or decorticate (hence the species name "decorticans"). The peeling tan to brown bark is eventually shed revealing the dark green, "immature" trunk beneath. The contrasting colors and textures created by this puzzle-piece pattern make the tree visually fascinating.
S. Mansuetus has been seen resting in the shade of trees on the island such as the Palo Verde. The rabbit becomes reproductively active in November. Being crepuscular the rabbit is most active from sunset till 2am, and 6am to 10am. The San José Island is home to one of the most diverse mammalian populations of off islands in Baja California. Areas on the island rich in the plants; Fouquieria digueti, Jatropha cinerea, Pachicerus pringley, Opuntia cholla, B. microphylla, Simmondsia chinensis,
peninsulare, Stenocerus gummosus, Cyrtocarpa edulis, Esenbeckia flava, Lycium and Olneya tesota usually have the highest abundance of S. Mansuetus. The name Mansuetus is derived from Latin and means tame, regarding how close S. Mansuetus can be approached.
Phenotypic plasticity can be seen in many organisms, one species that exemplifies this concept is the seed beetle "Stator limbatus". This seed beetle reproduces on different host plants, two of the more common ones being "
floridum" and "Acacia greggii". When "C. floridum" is the host plant, there is selection for a large egg size; when "A. greggii" is the host plant, there is a selection for a smaller egg size. In an experiment it was seen that when a beetle who usually laid eggs on "A. greggii" was put onto "C. floridum", the survivorship of the laid eggs was lower compared to those eggs produced by a beetle that was conditioned and remained on the "C. florium" host plant. Ultimately these experiments showed the plasticity of egg size production in the beetle, as well as the influence of the maternal environment on the survivorship of the offspring.
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