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Taxon: Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC.

 
Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Nomen number: 313263
Place of publication: Prodr. 2:447. 1825
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 11 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production; honey production
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Burkart in J Arn Arb 57:502, as P. juliflora var. horrida)
  • Fuels: fuelwood
  • Materials: wood (timber)
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Sinaloa]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos), Peru (n.)


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Jawa] Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976-. Flores des Mascareignes.
  3. Boutelje, J. B. 1980. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  5. Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:499.
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  7. Du Puy, D. J. et al. 2002. The Leguminosae of Madagascar
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. Fagg, C. W. & J. L. Stewart. 1994. The value of Acacia and Prosopis in arid and semi-arid environments. J. Arid Environm. 27:9.
  10. Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 11:211-214.
  11. 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+juliflora&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  12. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  13. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  14. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  15. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  16. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  17. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  18. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
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  20. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  21. Kumar, S & P. V. Sane. 2003. Legumes of South Asia: a checklist.
  22. Lock, J. M. & C. S. Ford. 2004. Legumes of Malesia: a checklist
  23. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  24. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  25. Nasir, S. M. & M. Athar. 1998. Fuelwood as an energy source. Phytologia 85:106.
  26. National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future
  27. National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production
  28. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia.
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  30. Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  31. Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).
  32. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  33. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  34. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  35. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter. 1971. Flora of the Galapagos islands.
  36. Zhu, X. Y. et al. 2007. Legumes of China: a checklist

Check other web resources for Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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=313263. Accessed 15 September 2019.