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1.1Introduction
1.2Prosopis species as a resource
1.2.1Species choice
1.2.2Tree products
Wood
Pods
Leaves
Honey and wax
Exudate gums
Tannins, dyes and fibres
Medicines
Physical benefits
1.3History of Prosopisexploitation
1.3.1Pre-history to the present day
1.3.2Traditional uses
1.3.3Conquest and industrialisation
1.4Prosopisin AD 2000
1.4.1Deforestation to date
1.4.2Weedy invasions
1.4.3Intentional introductions
Global spread
Africa and the Middle East
2.1Systematics and nomenclature
2.1.1Species classification
2.1.2The genus Prosopis
2.1.3The P. juliflora - P. pallida complex
2.1.4Synonymy
2.1.5Vernacular names
2.1.6Taxonomic revisions?
Wood structure
Thorns
Foliage and flowers
Fruit and seed
2.3.1Chromosome number
2.3.2Genetic variation and hybridisation
2.3.3Physiology and phenology
Germination
Root development
Leaf physiology
Phenological variation
2.3.4Reproductive biology
Breeding system
Pollination
Fruit production and seed dispersal
2.4Ecology
2.4.1Natural distribution
2.4.2Origin and affinities
The genus Prosopis
TheP. juliflora - P. pallida complex
2.4.3Environmental requirements
Site and soil
Water requirements
Temperature
2.4.4Environmental effects
Effects on soil fertility
Allelopathy
Physical effects
2.4.5Associations
Plant associations
Spread and succession
Root symbionts
Faunal associations
3.1Fuel and wood products
3.1.1Wood composition and properties
Chemical composition
Fuel
Posts and sawn timber
Chipped wood products
Establishment and juvenile growth
Field performance
Biomass production
3.2Fruit (pod) products
3.2.1 Pod composition
3.2.2Pods as a resource
Animal feed
Human food
3.3Foliage
3.3.1Composition of leaves
3.3.2Leaves as a resource
Animal fodder
Leaf compost
Bio-control agent
3.3.3Foliage production
3.4Plant extracts
3.4.1Honey and wax
3.4.2Exudate gums
3.4.3Tannins and dyes
3.4.4Medicines
3.5Physical benefits
3.5.1Live fencing and shelterbelts
3.5.2Shade and the urban environment
3.5.3Soil stabilisation and soil amelioration
3.5.4Biodiversity and carbon sequestration
4.1Nursery propagation
4.1.1Propagation by seed
Seed collection and storage
Seed extraction
Germination pretreatment
4.1.2 Vegetative propagation
Rooted cuttings
Grafting
In vitro propagation
4.1.3Nursery husbandry
Cultural techniques
Potting media and containers
Pest and disease control
4.2 Field establishment
4.2.1 Site preparation techniques
Plantation design
General methods
Site-specific techniques
4.2.2 Planting and establishment
Nursery stock
Management of natural regeneration
Direct seeding
4.2.3Plant protection
Rodents
Livestock
Pests and diseases
Native woodland
Naturalised stands
Firewood plantations
Agroforestry systems
Irrigation
Weeding
Pruning
Eradication programmes
Biological control
Conversion to agroforestry systems
Pod processing
Other non-timber products
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