Prosopis caldenia

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Prosopis caldenia
Prosopis caldenia.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Prosopis
Species: P. caldenia
Binomial name
Prosopis caldenia
Burkart

Prosopis caldenia, commonly known as the caldén, is a species of flowering tree in the pea 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.


References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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