Prosopis pallida

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Prosopis pallida

Description

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.

Distribution

NW tropical South America present
NW tropical South America.

Notes

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.

Citation

Burkart - in J. Arnold Arbor. 1976: 486
Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 141