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Prosopis laevigata

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Prosopis laevigata
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Prosopis
P. laevigata
Binomial name
Prosopis laevigata
(Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) M.C.Johnst.[2]
  • Acacia laevigata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Prosopis dulcis Kunth

Prosopis laevigata, commonly known as smooth mesquite, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and north-western Argentina (Jujuy Province).[2] In Mexico, the species is found in the nation's the central highlands, the lowlands of southern Tamaulipas, and in parts of Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, and Chiapas. It grows on a variety of sites on hillslides, in depressions, and along floodplains.[3] It has been spotted growing in the Middle East as well.[citation needed]


  1. ^ González-Espinosa, M. 1998. Prosopis laevigata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Prosopis laevigata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2010-01-03.
  3. ^ "Morphology and Anatomy of Prosopis Species". Handbook on Taxonomy of Prosopis in Mexico, Peru and Chile. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved 2010-01-03.

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