Taxon: Prosopis alba Griseb.

 
Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Mimosoideae
      Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 313261
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:83; Pl. lorentz. 35. 1874
Name Verified on: 04-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Sep-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 19 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 (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: wood (fide Trop Leg)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, - Chaco, - Cordoba, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Jujuy, - Salta, - San Luis, - Santa Fe, - Santiago del Estero, - Tucuman; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia - Chuquisaca, - La Paz, - Santa Cruz, - Tarija; Peru - Arequipa, - Huancavelica

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae) J. Arnold Arbor. 57:520.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969- (F EntreR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  • National Academy of Sciences Tropical legumes: resources for the future. 1979 (Trop Leg)
  • National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  • 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. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image