Fagara ekmanii Urb.
Zanthoxylum belizense Lundell
Zanthoxylum sobrevielae D.R.Simpson
Zanthoxylum ekmanii is a deciduous tree growing from 13 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be up to 100cm in diameter. On younger trees the bole is armed with large prickles that can be about 5cm wide and 1cm thick, but these generally fall off older trees[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and local medicinal use.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Guyanas; Central America - Panama to Mexico.
An understorey tree in moist to wet rainforests[
]. Wet forest or thickets, at elevations a little above sea level in Guatemala[
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A plant of the moist, lowland tropics, though sometimes found at elevations over 1,000 metres.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
The bark and the thorns are used medicinally[
]. No more information is given.
The heartwood is greyish brown; the sapwood bright or light yellow when freshly cut, darkening on exposure. The wood is slightly fragrant when fresh, easy to cut and split[
]. It is said to be used for furniture and construction[
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