||Mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa)
||Also known as honey mesquite, common mesquite, velvet mesquite, algarobo, and honey pod.
||Grows in western United States, Central America, and South America.
||Medium to coarse texture with a fine, wavy, interlocked grain. Tan sapwood and light to dark brown heartwood, often with a golden hue. Sometimes resembles genuine mahogany.
||Heavy, hard, strong, and stiff (but brittle) with high stability in service and outstanding decay resistance.
||Somewhat difficult to work due to hardness and cross-grain. Sands easily and finishes to a high polish. Very good turning properties. Glues, screws, and nails satisfactorily.
||Used for fence posts (due to high decay resistance), turnery, gunstocks, knife handles, novelties, fireplace mantels, flooring, and furniture to a limited extent.