Taxon  Report   6881 
Prosopis velutina  Wooton
Velvet mesquite
Prosopis velutina
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
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Prosopis velutina
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Prosopis velutina
© 2015 Richard Spellenberg
Prosopis velutina, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Prosopis velutina
© 2002 James B. Gratiot
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Prosopis
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Prosopis chilensis
PLANTS: Neltuma velutina
PLANTS: Prosopis articulata
PLANTS: Prosopis chilensis var. velutina
PLANTS: Prosopis juliflora var. articulata
PLANTS: Prosopis juliflora var. velutina
PLANTS: Prosopis juliflora
More information about  Prosopis velutina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 26, 2016).

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