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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Prosopis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Prosopis velutina Wooton
Habit: Shrub, tree < 15 m; crown +- spreading, rounded. Stem: often crooked; spines 10--20 mm. Leaf: 1° leaflets 2--4, 2--9 cm; 2° leaflets generally 30--60, 4--15 mm, oblong, length 3--4 × width. Inflorescence: spike-like raceme, 5--15 cm. Flower: petals 2--3 mm. Fruit: 8--15 cm, linear, +- flat, +- narrowed between seeds. Seed: 5--7 mm, ovate. Chromosomes: 2n=28.
Ecology: Uncommon. Sandy or rocky soils in canyons, washes; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, CCo, SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: native to southwestern United States (except California), northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC. var. velutina (Wooton) Sarg.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Prosopis strombulifera
Next taxon: Psorothamnus
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Elizabeth McClintock 2017. Prosopis velutina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=39958, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.