Prosopis pallida

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Prosopis pallida


Tree or shrub to 10 m high, with many branches from ground level, unarmed or spiny, with short, axillary, uninodal, geminate, divergent spines less than 4 cm long; Seeds brown, oblong, 6.5 mm long.


NW tropical South America present
NW tropical South America.


Burkart (l.c.) noted that this is an excellent tree for ornamental use and as a shelter under hot, arid conditions; also used for timber, fuel and the fruits for forage.


Burkart 1976 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 57. p 486
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum. p 141