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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum juniperinum

Poepp.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Fagara acreana K.Krause

Fagara juniperina (Poepp.) Engl.

Fagara minutiflora (Tul.) Engl.

Fagara ocumarensis Pittier

Fagara procera (Donn. m.) Engl.

Zanthoxylum acreanum (K.Krause) J.F.Macbr.

Zanthoxylum minutiflorum Tul.

Zanthoxylum ocumarense (Pittier) Steyerm.

Zanthoxylum pallidum Steyerm.

Zanthoxylum procerum Donn.Sm.

Common Name:

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General Information

Zanthoxylum juniperinum is a tree with a round or pyramidal crown; it can grow from 16 - 20 metres tall[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. The straight bole has small buttresses, it is about 35cm in diameter and can be free of branches for 9 - 15 metres[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Surinam; Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Belize.

Habitat

Dense, flood-free, primary rain forests around 150 metres in Peru[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height18.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics, where it is found at elevations from near sea level to 1,800 metres.

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is pale yellow and darkening slightly on exposure; it is sometimes not well defined from the white or pale greyish brown, streaked sapwood. The wood is odourless, but has a slightly bland taste; straight or roey-grained; medium-textured; of medium weight, firm, and strong. It is inclined to be splintery; is easy to work, takes a smooth polish with a high lustre, and holds its place well[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-07-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Zanthoxylum+juniperinum>

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