Argentine screwbean
Prosopis strombulifera (Lamarck) Bentham

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Prosopis

Other System Links

Plants: PRST3
GRIN: 29773
ITIS: 504621

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Algarrobilla, Espinilla, Mastuerzo, Pata de loro, Retottuno, Seca trapo, Retorton (Chile), creeping mesquite


Category: Shrub or Subshrub