Prosopis cinerariahabit--mesquite usually branches extensively from the baseProsopis pubescensfruits--what kind of fruit what this be?fruits closeup--meal can be made from the seeds of mesquiteProsopis pubescensmature leavesShow Larger Picturethe thorns of mesquite are paired at each nodeCultural Practices: The seeds must be scarified before sowing. The seeds have a very long shelf life...young leafthorns and young leavesCommon Name Velvet Mesquite Latin Name Prosopis velutina Native Habitat 0 to 5,700 feet in Sonoran...Prosopis velutinaBlooming Habits: The tree is covered with fluffy yellowish flowers in spring. These flowers are very...The shaded areas on the map indicates where the genus has been observed in the United States. Click...Show Larger PictureLatheticus Prosopis Chittenden 1904 Length: 2.0-3.0 mm Habitat: Stored products Comments:...Global Distribution NAm SAm Afr Berni, C.A.; Bolza, E.; Christensen, F.J. 1979. South American...Blooming Habits: The tree is covered with fluffy yellowish flowers in spring. These flowers are very...Photographed near the Salt River at Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This image is hosted at Wikipediacharacteristic seed pods of Prosopis pubescensFlowers and leaves of the invasive alien tree, Mesquite, Prosopis gladulosa , south of the...Prosopis pallida Herbarium voucher image from Bishop Museum (Prosopis pallida); BISH #155529 Bishop...Stems with inflorescences near The Chimneys at Big Bend National Park, 3/23/06.WHAT IS ECOLOGYcluster of inflorescences--mesquite is a mimosoid legume in which the receptacle is elongated such...Plant habit in Bouteloua eriopoda / Gutierrezia microcephala grassland, Jornada del Muerto, 15 Dec...Young plants showing the effects of erosion in sandy soil, near Flat Lake, 10 Feb 2007.