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Taxon: Prosopis ruscifolia Griseb.

Genus: Prosopis
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Mimosoideae tribe: Mimoseae. Also placed in: Mimosaceae
Nomen number: 316403
Place of publication: Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19:82; Pl. lorentz. 34. 1874
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*, NC*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • algaroba   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pau-de-espinho   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Trop Leg)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil [n.e.]
    Western South America: Bolivia [e.]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman; Paraguay [w.]

References:

  • Bernardi, L. 1984. Contribución a la dendrología paraguaya. I. Boissiera 35:166.
  • Burkart, A. 1976. A monograph of the genus Prosopis (Leguminosae subfam. Mimosoideae). J. Arnold Arbor. 57:474.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for the future.
  • 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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Check other web resources for Prosopis ruscifolia Griseb.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • 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?316403 (24 November 2014)

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