Prosopis glandulosa Torr.
var. torreyana (Benson) Johnst.

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Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district.

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Synonyms: Prosopis juliflora sensu auct. var. torreyana L.D.Benson
Common names:
Description: Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Branches reddish-brown, armed with paired straight spines. Leaves, bipinnate with only one pair of pinnae; leaflets in 7-18 widely spaced pairs, oblong, 10-25 mm long, hairless. Flowers in axillary spikes, yellow. Pods slender, woody, 10-25 cm long, straight, somewhat constricted between the seeds, indehiscent.
Notes: FZ 3(1), p. 11 records Prosopis limensis Benth. as being cultivated in Zimbabwe. It is not known whether there are one or two cultivated species in Zimbabwe.
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Flowering time:Jun - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Native to Southwestern USA and Mexico. Naturalized and considered invasive, particularly in South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 305.

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 121. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 71.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 500 - 501. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 596 - 597. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Prosopis glandulosa
African Plant Database: Prosopis glandulosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Prosopis glandulosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Prosopis glandulosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Prosopis glandulosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Prosopis glandulosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Prosopis glandulosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Prosopis glandulosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Prosopis glandulosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Prosopis glandulosa
Ispot Southern Africa: Prosopis glandulosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Prosopis glandulosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Prosopis glandulosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Prosopis glandulosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Prosopis glandulosa
Tropicos: Prosopis glandulosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=177170, retrieved 17 December 2017

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