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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Prosopis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Prosopis pubescens Benth.
Habit: Shrub, tree < 10 m; crown generally +- narrow. Stem: branches ascending; spines 4--12 mm. Leaf: hairy; 1° leaflets 2 or 4, 3--5 cm; 2° leaflets 10--16, 2--10 mm, oblong, length 2--3 × width. Inflorescence: 4--8 cm. Flower: petals 2--3 mm. Fruit: 3--5 cm, tightly coiled. Seed: generally 3 mm, ovate. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Creek, river bottoms, sandy or gravelly washes or ravines; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, SnBr, D; Distribution Outside California: southwestern United States, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep Note: Fruit used for food and as coffee substitute.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana
Next taxon: Prosopis strombulifera
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Prosopis pubescens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=39954, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.