Taxon  Report   6879    
Prosopis pubescens  Benth.
Screw bean mesquite,  Screwbean mesquite, Tornillo
Prosopis pubescens
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Prosopis pubescens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Prosopis pubescens
© 2010 James M. Andre
Prosopis pubescens, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Prosopis pubescens
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Prosopis
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Strombocarpa odorata
More information about  Prosopis pubescens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).