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A clean list of Odonata names have been uploaded on IBP based on Subramanian, K.A. and Babu, R. (2017). Checklist of Odonata (Insecta) of India. Version 3.0.

Prosopis juliflora (Sw.)DC. See species page Accepted Name
Vilayati Keekar
New Delhi, Delhi, India

P. juliflora is native to the arid and semi-arid regions of Central and South America, extending from Mexico to Panama and the Caribbean islands in the central part of America, and from Venezuela to the northern part of Peru in the South.

However, this multipurpose species has been introduced widely in many parts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East and North America where it has become extremely abundant, to the extent that it is being labelled as a ‘weed’ and an ‘invasive species’.

Prosopis juliflora is a fast growing, thorny, evergreen tree with deep roots and a flat crown. It is commonly seen growing in two forms, as an upright tree with a solitary trunk, or in a shrub like multi-stemmed appearance usually resulting from regeneration of coppices formed by multiple cuttings close to the ground.

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  • Anubhav Agarwal : Added a comment
    yes sir, near nungambakkam in chennai. i even made a post here asking for tips :) but im glad i dint remove them. dint have the heart to. will repot them separately or maybe plant them in a location which can accommodate something of this size. anyone in chennai who's interested pls let me know. they seem to grow real fast, as if on steroids! almost as if you can see it grow on a weekly basis.
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    Phenology: This tree has : Flowers
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