Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Trees or shrubs. Leaves bipinnate; stipules spinescent (in Victoria). Inflorescence a pedunculate, axillary spike or spike-like raceme. Flowers numerous, greenish-yellow; sepals 5, united; petals 5, united below middle; stamens 10, free. Pod linear, usually somewhat monilifom, compressed, thick, not dehiscent; seeds compressed-ovoid.

About 40 species, in warmer parts of North and South America, Asia and Africa; at least 5 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J.; Maslin, B.R.; Cowan, R.S.; Court, A.B. (1996). Mimosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
Higher taxa
genus Prosopis
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