Prosopis Juliflora, Velvet Mesquite - 0.5 Kg Seeds
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The tree is known by a range of other names in various parts of the world, including algarrobe, cambrón, cashaw, épinard, mesquite, mostrenco, or mathenge.
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Prosopis juliflora is a shrub or small tree in the family Fabaceae, a kind of mesquite. It is native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It has become established as an invasive weed in Africa, Asia, Australia and elsewhere. Common name:
brown or blackishBloom time:
15 m Difficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Natural resources form an important part of the economic development of a country. Although our dependence on these resources contribute to economic benefits, when close attention is paid certain actions become a major threat to the environment we live in. Despite the benefits we reap out of the resources, it is important to look into the ill effects of it as well. Sunlight:
Full Sun Soil:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- The advent of Prosopis juliflora in the early 1970s is a classic example of this condition.
- It was introduced in several countries as an attempt to limit the risk of deforestation and shortage of fuelwood.
- Interestingly with time, it turned out to be a noxious invasive weed posing a major threat to the environment.
- It is important to understand that the substitution of natural vegetation with foreign ones can prove fatal to the existing bio diversity of the forest.
- The invasion of Prosopis today can be compared to the loss of forest area and disappearance of animals in the sanctuary in the late 40s
flour products made from the pods are still popular, although only sporadically prepared, mostly by Amerindians. Pods are made into gruels, sometimes fermented to make a mesquite wine.UseMedicinal use:
- Its uses are numerous; it serves as a source of food, wood and even medicine.
- Taxonomy: .
- The taxonomy of Prosopis pubescens is clear, but it is medicinally interchangeable with Prosopis juliflora (Moore, 1989).
- Due to these factors, this website will generally refer to all three species as mesquite.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use. Reference:
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5 / 5 Sushma Abhishek Patil 13 September 2018
Some good number of seeds have germinated . Would know better later on when they would eventually produce flower & egg plant
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