Prosopis pallida

Prosopis pallida

(Prosopis, Mesquite, Algaroba)

FAMILY

Mimosaceae / Fabaceae

Species

Prosopis pallida

Common name(s)

Prosopis, Mesquite, Algaroba

Flower colour; life form

Flowers cream. Small much-branched tree to 6 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems bear sharp spines; leaves bipinnate. Flowers in spikes 5-7 cm long, these arise in the leaf axils. Pods pale brown, 12-20 cm long, margins thickened.

Prosopis pallida