Spiny (in ours) shrubs or small trees. Leaves 2-pinnate, the rhachilla spinescent. Stipules (in ours) spinescent. Inflorescence an axillary raceme. Sepals 5. Petals 5, ± equal but upper one larger and longer clawed. Stamens 10, Pod indehiscent.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:33 Specimens with Sequences:34 Specimens with Barcodes:34 Species:10 Species With Barcodes:10 Public Records:25 Public Species:10 Public BINs:0
Most American species are known by the common name of palo verde or paloverde, from the Spanish words meaning "green pole" or "green stick". This name is derived from its characteristic green trunk. The palo verde (not species-specific) is the state tree of Arizona.