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Prosopis juliflora

Fabaceae (pea, or legume family) » Prosopis juliflora

 

PROS-oh-pis -- ancient Greek name for burdock

joo-lih-FLOR-uh -- having flowers like Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa)

 

commonly known as: algaroba, mesquite • Hindi: जंगली कीकर jungli kikar, काबुली कीकर kabuli-kikar, विलायती बबुल vilayati babul • Kannada: ಬೆಳ್ಳರಿ ಜಲಿ bellari jali • Marathi: विलायती शमी vilayati shami • Tamil: வன்னி vanni • Telugu: ముల్ల తుమ్మ mulla thumma

 

Native to: West Indies, central America, and northern South America

  

References: Flowers of IndiaPurdue UniversityWorld Agroforestry Centre

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Taken on January 26, 2008