3454.000 Prosopis L.

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970) Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, spinous, prickly, or unarmed. Leaves bipinnate, rarely absent or very reduced; rhachis glandular at insertion of pinnae, with glands often also between leaflet-pairs; pinnae each with one to many pairs of opposite or rarely alternate leaflets. Inflorescences of spikes, spiciform racemes or heads. Flowers hermaphrodite. Calyx gamosepalous, with 5 teeth. Petals 5, free or connate below. Stamens 10, fertile; anthers with an apical gland which may sometimes be sessile and inconspicuous. Pods straight, curved or spirally coiled, woody or coriaceous, subcylindric or ± compressed, internally septate between the seeds. Seeds hard, unwinged, with endosperm.

Worldwide: 37 species one species in Africa, two in the Middle East and the remainder in America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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glandulosa Torr. var. torreyana (Benson) Johnst.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Prosopis:

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Flora of Botswana: Prosopis
Flora of Mozambique: Prosopis
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Prosopis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Prosopis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Prosopis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Prosopis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Prosopis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Prosopis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Prosopis
JSTOR Plant Science: Prosopis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Prosopis
Plants of the World Online: Prosopis
Tropicos: Prosopis
Wikipedia: Prosopis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Prosopis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1804, retrieved 23 June 2024

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