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Taxon: Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz

 
Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 29747
Place of publication: Invent. Seeds U.S.D.A. Bur. Pl. Industr. 31:85. 1914
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 27 (6 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Environmental:
  • Fuels: fuelwood
  • Human food: beverage base (made of pods fide Names Soukup)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Peru [Arequipa, Cusco, Lima, Piura]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Córdoba, Mendoza, Catamarca, La Rioja, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán] Chile (n. & c.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 Note: = Prosopis chilensis var. chilensis
  2. Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:495.
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Prosopis+chilensis&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  5. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  6. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  7. Pinto, M. & E. Riveros. 1989. Variation of fruit production and quality of different ecotypes of Chilean algarrobo (Prosopis chilensis (Mol.) Stunz. In: G. E. Wickens et al., New crops for food and industry. New crops for food and industry 280-287.
  8. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  9. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 276.
  10. Vazquez-Garciduenas, S. et al. 2003. Morphological and molecular data to determine the origin and taxonomic status of Prosopis chilensis var. riojana (Fabaceae, Mimosoideae). Canad. J. Bot. 81:905-917.
  11. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. 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.

Check other web resources for Prosopis chilensis (Molina) Stuntz :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29747. Accessed 22 July 2019.