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Prosopis caldenia

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Prosopis caldenia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Prosopis
P. caldenia
Binomial name
Prosopis caldenia

Prosopis caldenia, commonly known as the caldén, is a species of flowering tree in the family Fabaceae, The tree is endemic to subtropical regions of Argentina. It thrives in sandy and arid soil and resists drought, developing an extremely deep root system. The leaves of this tree are pinnately compound, deciduous, alternate and small. Its foliage is tortuous, with conical spines arranged in pairs at the nodes.


  1. ^ Prado, D. 1998. Prosopis caldenia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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