Chilean algarrobo
Prosopis chilensis (Molina) StuntzFabaceae

common name synonyms: Chilean mesquite, kiawe, mesquite, algarrobo

scientific name synonyms: Prosopis siliquastrum (Lag.) DC., Ceratonia chilensis Molina, Acacia siliquastrum Lag.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Rosidae

order: Fabales

growth form: tree

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: South America

notes: fast-growing in dry conditions; cultivated or not in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth