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Taxon: Prosopis alba Griseb.

Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 313261
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:83; Pl. lorentz. 35. 1874
Name verified on: 04-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Sep-2007
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Common names:

  • ibopé   (Source: Firewood Cr ) – Portuguese
  • ibopé-do-Pará   (Source: Firewood Cr ) – Portuguese
  • algarrobo blanco   (Source: Firewood Cr ) – Spanish
  • algarrobo blanco   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish   [Prosopis alba var. alba]
  • algarrobo panta   (Source: Burkart. 1976) – Spanish   [Prosopis alba var. panta]

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (dried fruits are grinded into flour fide Rico, pers. comm.)
  • Animal food: potential as fodder   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Fuels: fuelwood   (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Trop Leg)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Bolivia - Chuquisaca, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija [s.]; Peru - Arequipa, Huancavelica
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Chaco, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Salta, San Luis, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman; Paraguay

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Burkart, A. E., ed. 1969–. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios.
  • Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:520.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1980. Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production.
  • Rico, L. & T. Pennington. 2012. Review of Fabaceae Neotropical Mimosoideae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Prosopis alba Griseb.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images or nodulation data:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?313261 (29 July 2014)

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