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
Name Verified on: 29-Dec-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide Firewood Cr; Fagg & Stewart, 1994)
  • Environmental: agroforestry (fide Burkart in J Arn Arb 57:502, as P. juliflora var. horrida)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide Burkart in J Arn Arb 57:502, as P. juliflora var. horrida)
  • Fuels: charcoal (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide Rico, pers. comm.)
  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Trop Leg; Atlas WWeed; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca
  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • 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. 57:499.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
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  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Fagg, C. W. & J. L. Stewart 1994. The value of Acacia and Prosopis in arid and semi-arid environments J. Arid Environm. 27:9.
  • Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds. 1997. Auxiliary plants (Pl Res SEAs) 11:211-214.
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  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image