Prosopis juliflora (Swartz) DC
- Common Name: Mesquite
- Family: Fabaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Mexico, South America and the Caribbean
- Habitat: dry scrub in coastal areas
- Description: Leaves with 1-2 pairs of pinnae, leaflets 11-19 pairs per pinna, spaced 1/4 inch apart, oblong or linear-oblong, 3/4" long, less than 5 times as long as wide, glabrous or slightly ciliate; fruit nearly straight, beaked, glabrous.
Coastal, from Mexico south to Columbia and Venezuela, and islands of the Caribbean. There is much debate about the exact natural origins of this plant as it is likely to have been spread by early human movement throughout the region.
- Accession # 198500738
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 1318 - NEOA: Ground Bed 2 SW
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 02-16-2023
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: eurosid I
- Order: Fabales
- Family: Fabaceae
- SubFamily: Mimosoideae
- Tribe: Mimoseae
- Hortus Third, LH Bailey Hortorium, 1976
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
- Prosopis juliflora at CABI Invasive Species Compendium. Last accessed on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
data regenerated on Thu, 02 Mar 2023 13:42:11 -0500 [bcm v4.0]