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List of names matching "Prosopis africana"
Status Name
accepted Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.

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Prosopis africana

Accepted name

Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.1


Tribe: Mimoseae;  Genus: Prosopis


Perennial non-climbing tree;  not threatened


Wood2; Chemical products3; Wood3

Geographical records

Africa:   Burkina Faso(N)4, Cameroon(N)1, Central African Republic(N)1, Chad(N)5, Ghana(N)1, Guinea(N)1, Guinea Bissau(N)1, Ivory Coast(N)4, Mali(N)4, Niger(N)6, Nigeria(N)1, Senegal(N)1, Sierra Leone(N)1, Sudan(N)1, The Gambia(N)1, Togo(N)7, Uganda(N)1, Zaire(N)4

Middle East8:   Saudi Arabia(N)8

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Sudanian woodland1; Guinea-Congolia/Sudania regional transition zone; woodland4

Literature citations

Description1;  Illustration1, 9, 10


1993 Polhill RM


1:Brenan, J.P.M. (1959) Mimosoideae. In: Fl. Trop. East Africa. Hubbard & Milne-Redhead
2:Eggeling, W.J. & Dale, I.R. (1952) The Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate.
3:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
4:Keay, R.W.J. (1958) Flora of West Tropical Africa. Ed. 2; Vol. 1, part 2
5:Lebrun, J.-P. et al (1972) IEMVPT Et. Bot. 1, Catalogue des Plant. Vasc. du Tchad Meridional
6:Lock, J.M. (1985) Specimen in Herb. Kew
7:Ern, H. (1984) Leguminosae. In: Flore analytique du Togo. Brunel, J.F. et al.
8:Lock, J.M. & Simpson, K. (1991) Legumes of West Asia: A Checklist. RBG, Kew.
9:Aubreville, A. (1950) La Flore Forestiere Soudano-Guineene
10:Andrews, F.W. (1952) The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan; Vol. 2.

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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