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.
Zanthoxylum juniperinum is a tree with a round or pyramidal crown; it can grow from 16 - 20 metres tall[
]. The straight bole has small buttresses, it is about 35cm in diameter and can be free of branches for 9 - 15 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Surinam; Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Belize.
Dense, flood-free, primary rain forests around 150 metres in Peru[
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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.
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[
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