Genus: Prosopis L.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Tribe: Mimoseae
Alternate family(ies): Mimosaceae
Common names: mesquite
Genus number: 9871
Last updated: 05-Mar-1999
Accession Count: 180 (83 active, 75 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Burghardt, A. D. & S. M. Espert 2007. Phylogeny of Prosopis (Leguminosae) as shown by morphological and biochemical evidence. Austral. Syst. Bot. 20:332-339.
  • Lewis, G. et al., eds. Legumes of the world. (Leg World) 172.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar   

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Prosopis
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 21 November 2018.