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Taxon: Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth

Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 313266
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 6:244[folio]; 6:309[quarto]. 1824
Name verified on: 04-Sep-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Sep-2007
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, MA*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production   (fide Fagg & Stewart, 1994)
  • Environmental: revegetator   (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Animal food: forage   (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Fuels: charcoal   (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff   (fide Rico, pers. comm.)
  • Materials: wood   (fide Trop Leg)
  • Weed   (fide Burkart, J Arn Arb 57:488. 1976; Atlas WWeed)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Bolivia - Chuquisaca; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

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. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:486.
  • Fagg, C. W. & J. L. Stewart. 1994. The value of Acacia and Prosopis in arid and semi-arid environments. J. Arid Environm. 27:9.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • 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.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Prosopis pallida (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Kunth:

  • 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?313266 (22 July 2014)

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