Prosopis glandulosa
honey mesquite

Fabaceae (pea family)
Southwestern US, Texas, Mexico
Prosopis glandulosa. John Rawlings, ca. 2005

This tree with drooping branchlets vaguely resembles the pepper tree, Schinus molle. A fine 15-foot specimen grows at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Plant Biology on Panama Street, behind the Keck Laboratories next to a redwood.

Illustrations: detail from Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope, George B. Sudworth, USDA, 1907.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.