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
© 2017 Zoya Akulova
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Prosopis
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Prosopis chilensis
PLANTS: Neltuma velutina
PLANTS: Prosopis articulata
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More information about  Prosopis velutina
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).