Fagara arenaria (Engl.) Engl.
Fagara monogyna (A.St.-Hil.) Engl.
Fagara pauciflora (Engl.) Engl.
Fagara pohliana (Engl.) Engl.
Fagara tuberculata (Engl.) Engl.
Zanthoxylum arenarium Engl.
Zanthoxylum pauciflorum Engl.
Zanthoxylum pohlianum Engl.
Zanthoxylum tuberculatum Engl.
Zanthoxylum monogynum is a spiny, evergreen tree with a dense, roundish crown; it can grow 6 - 20 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole can be 40 - 60cm in diameter[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, eastern, central and northern Brazil, Bolivia.
Semideciduous forests, where it is most commonly found in more open forests on alluvial soils as well as on the edges of primary forests[
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Grows best in a sunny position[
]. Plants can tolerate seasonal inundation of the soil[
The wood is medium and fine-textured, straight-grained, heavy, hard, with moderate mechanical properties and quite durable. It can be used for internal applications in general construction, cabinet making, lathe work, tool handles, cart wheels etc[
The wood is used for fuel and to make charcoal[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a sunny position in a nursery seedbed. A low germination rate can usually be expected, with the seed sprouting within 50 - 70 days[
]. When the seedlings are 5 - 6cm tall, pot them up into individual containers[
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