Taxon: Prosopis pubescens Benth.

 
Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 29768
Place of publication: London J. Bot. 5:82. 1846
Name Verified on: 29-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • screw-bean  (Source: Leg Tex) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Fagg & Stewart, 1994)
  • Environmental: erosion control (fide F CalifJep)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Sonora
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah

References:

  • Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae) J. Arnold Arbor. 57:465.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Fagg, C. W. & J. L. Stewart 1994. The value of Acacia and Prosopis in arid and semi-arid environments J. Arid Environm. 27:9.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Turner, B. L. The legumes of Texas. 1959 (Leg Tex)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. Great Basin Naturalist Mem. 9. 1987 (F Utah)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image