Prosopis laevigata

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Prosopis laevigata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Prosopis
Species: 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 family, that is native to Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, and northwestern 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.


  1. ^ González-Espinosa, M. 1998. Prosopis laevigata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 19 July 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Prosopis laevigata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) M. C. Johnst.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-09-04. 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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