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Prosopis juliflora (Sw.)DC.

Synonyms

Acacia cumanensis, Acacia juliflora, Acacia salinarum, Algarobia juliflora, Desmanthus salinarum, Mimosa juliflora, Mimosa piliflora, Mimosa salinarum, Neltuma bakeri, Neltuma juliflora, Neltuma occidenatlis, Neltuma occidentalis, Neltuma pallescens, Prosopis bracteolata, Prosopis cumanensis, Prosopis domingensis, Prosopis dulcis, Prosopis vidaliana

Common names

Ironwood, meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf, qwaif, Mesquite, Prosopis chilensis

Extract from Wikipedia article

Prosopis juliflora (Spanish: bayahonda blanca) is a shrub or small tree in the Fabaceae family, 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.

LinkPalm Island with a lone mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) remaining from a resort mysteriously demolished in 2006 before Asian Games, view from Corniche. Doha, Qatar, March 25, 2011
LinkSeed pod among dry leaves fallen on the ground of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Location on mapsMazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkSeed pod with dry leaves fallen on the ground of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Location on mapsMazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkFlowers of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
LinkFlowers and a green seed pod of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, October 24, 2014
Location on mapsAl Shamal Road, Sidriyat Al Kheesah, Qatar
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis)(?) in a village of Al Jumail (Jumayl) west of Ruwais. Northern Qatar, May 9, 2015
Location on mapsAbo Dhalouf, Abu Al Dhalouf, Qatar
LinkYellow fall foliage of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis) in Ain Mohamed Fort near Al Areesh Road north from Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 26, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDry mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora)(?) near a road to Zubara. North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBig mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn Water Well near Simaisma. Qatar, January 16, 2016
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkOld mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) near Uwaynat Bin Husayn Water Well near Simaisma. Qatar, January 16, 2016
Location on mapsAl Khor Coastal Rd, Qatar
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2016
Location on mapsAl Jamiaa St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlowers of mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2016
Location on mapsAl Jamiaa St, Doha, Qatar
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2016
Location on mapsAl Jamiaa St, Doha, Qatar

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