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Sonoran Desert Plants
Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana (Western Honey Mesquite,mesquite)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

 Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

 Prosopis glandulosa var. torreyana

Habitat: riparian
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: alternate bipinnate
Flower Color: cream
Flowering Period: May
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: Uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 58 (13.1 MB pdf)

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