SOLVED: mesquite...Chilean, Argentine or Texas

Corning, CA(Zone 8a)

These mesquite trees have no thorns and im having a serious challenge trying to find out if they are Chilean, Argentine or Texas mesquites.. any ideas?

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Corning, CA(Zone 8a)

here is a picture of a tree.. they usually have black sap coming out of them.

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Keaau, HI

The seedpods look like Prosopis juliflora, Honey Mesquite, but the tree is supposed to have numerous thorns on the branches.

I will keep looking.

Keaau, HI

Looks like Honey Mesquite is now Prosopis glandulosa.

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Velvet mesquite is supposed to be a big oozer.

Keaau, HI

Is there a botanical term for that?

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

The latin name for velvet mesquite is Prosopis velutina. I don't know if there is a botanical term for oozing...

Corning, CA(Zone 8a)

Metrosideros, the seed pods look exactly like honey mesquite......
I did some googling... and i found this.
http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Fabaceae/Prosopis_chilensis.html
perhaps this is a thornless cutting......as mentioned in the above link.
I havent found any other references to thorn-less varieties other than the Chilean and Argentine... but perhaps someone has come up with a thorn-less honey mesquite.

I noticed that the popular nurseries here are selling all three varieties. Chilean, Argentine and Honey mesquite..... but only the Chile and Argentine ones are mentioned as thorn-less....

Im going to do more research on this... maybe i will find it.

realbirdlady, I do belive that the white seed pods that i have the ones that are a bit wider are the velvet mequite.. thanks for your help with that.
:-)
another pict of the tree.

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Corning, CA(Zone 8a)

yep, there is a thornless honey mesquite... this is not going to be as easy as i thought... im going to mark this as solved because there is no way to be for sure what variety this is until i see the flower .......Thanks realbirdlady and Metrosideros for helping me to narrow this down... :)

http://www.aridzonetrees.com/images/Cut%20sheets/prchiazt05.pdf

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