Zanthoxylum leprieurii Guill. & Perr.

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Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Zanthoxylum leprieurii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Fagara leprieurii (Guill. &  Perr.) Engl.
Common names: Sand knobwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to large tree. Stems pale grey, armed with spiny bosses; branches armed with straight or curved spines. Leaves imparipinnate with 5-8 pairs of opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflets; leaflets elliptic to narrowly ovate, up to 7.5 cm, lower pair smallest, glossy green above, paler below, translucent gland-dots present; margin finely and obscurely toothed or scalloped. rhachis with small prickles. Flowers in branched terminal sprays, creamy-white, unisexual on different trees. Fruit in pendulous trusses, spherical, 5 mm in diameter, orange to red, single seeded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leprieurii: named after Francois Leprieur (1799-1869), French navy pharmacist, who collected in Senegal.
Habitat: On alluvial soils in hot, dry river valleys near pans, on termite mounds and in the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 412.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248. As Fagara leprieurii

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 240 - 241. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 442 - 443. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Zanthoxylum leprieurii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133040, retrieved 7 December 2016

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