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

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
chalybeum Engl. var. chalybeum N,CCb,Lk,SImage
gilletii (De Wild.) P.G. WatermanN,WNw,Cb,LpImage
leprieurii Guill. & Perr.Description, Image
trijugum (Dunkley) P.G. WatermanB,SLk,S,WImage

Other sources of information about Zanthoxylum:

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Flora of Botswana: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Zanthoxylum
Flora of Malawi: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Mozambique: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zanthoxylum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zanthoxylum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zanthoxylum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zanthoxylum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zanthoxylum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zanthoxylum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zanthoxylum
JSTOR Plant Science: Zanthoxylum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zanthoxylum
Plants of the World Online: Zanthoxylum
Tropicos: Zanthoxylum
Wikipedia: Zanthoxylum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Zanthoxylum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=797, retrieved 13 June 2024

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