Fagara apiculata Sandwith
Fagara dellomei Albuq.
Zanthoxylum dellomei (Albuq.) P.G.Waterman
Zanthoxylum apiculatum is a tree.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - Bolivia, northern Brazil. Peru, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
A plant of the moist tropics, where it is found at elevations from near sea level to 1,000 metres.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
Sap from the fresh inner bark is used to treat toothache[
The wood contains the alkaloid magnoflorine[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe. Stored seed may requires up to 3 months cold stratification, though scarification may also help[
]. Germination should take place within 6 months, though it might take another 12 months. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them until large enough to plant out.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood.
Root cuttings, 3cm long, planted horizontally in pots. Good percentage[
Suckers, removed when the plant is dormant, and planted direct into their permanent positions[
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