Taxon: Prosopis alba Griseb.

 
Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 313261
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:83; Pl. lorentz. 35. 1874
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 04-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (dried fruits are grinded into flour fide Rico, pers. comm.)
  • Animal food: potential as fodder ()
  • Fuels: fuelwood ()
  • Materials: wood ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [Chuquisaca, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija (s.)] Peru [Arequipa, Huancavelica]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Chaco, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Salta, San Luis, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman] Paraguay


References:

  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  2. Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae) J. Arnold Arbor. 57:520.
  3. Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. (F EntreR)
  4. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  5. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  6. Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  7. National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  8. National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  9. Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  10. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. (L Argent)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?313261. Accessed 18 June 2018.