3990.000 Zanthoxylum L.


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, armed with prickles. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate. Leaflets in (1-)2-12(or more) pairs, opposite or alternate, sessile or petiolulate, usually ± asymmetric. Inflorescence of panicles or of racemes borne at the base of new branches below the leaves. Flowers unisexual by abortion. Fruit a dehiscent, spherical or subspherical, glandular-foveolate, 1-seeded follicle. Seed ± spherical, black, shiny.

Worldwide: c. 250 species in America, Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Zanthoxylum capense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capense (Thunb.) Harv.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
chalybeum Engl. var. chalybeum N,W,CImage
davyi (I. Verd.) P.G. Waterman[EN]E,S
gilletii (De Wild.) P.G. Waterman[VU]EImage
humile (E.A. Bruce) P.G. WatermanW,S
leprieurii Guill. & Perr.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
trijugum (Dunkley) P.G. WatermanN,EImage

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Flora of Malawi: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Mozambique: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Zambia: Zanthoxylum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zanthoxylum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zanthoxylum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zanthoxylum
Wikipedia: Zanthoxylum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zanthoxylum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zanthoxylum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Zanthoxylum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=797, retrieved 24 March 2023

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