screwbean


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Related to screwbean: Prosopis pubescens

screwbean

(ˈskruːˌbiːn)
n
(Plants) a small tree or shrub of the south-western United States that has edible pods
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Noun1.screwbean - shrub or small tree of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico having spirally twisted pods
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
screw bean - spirally twisted sweet pod of screwbean mesquite that is used for fodder or ground into meal for feed
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While investigating the insect communities associated with North American mesquite plants, I discovered that screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) is absent in many localities where it was previously recorded, including half of the extent of its range along the Rio Grande and along almost all of the Gila and Salt rivers.
Ball; Malpighiales: Salicaceae) trees, volunteer honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa Torrey; Fabales: Fabaceae) and screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens Benth.
172 55 89 glandulosa 1984 Screwbean Prosopis pubescens 2007 43 24 31 Velvet Prosopis velutina 1949 196 46 60 Western honey Prosopis glandulosa var.
1988), while screwbean mesquite (Prosopis velutina) was found along the drier banks.