Euodia odorata H.Lév.
Fagara diabolica (Elmer) Engl.
Fagara gigantea Hand.-Mazz.
Fagara myriacantha (Wall. ex Hook.f.) Engl.
Fagara odorata (H.Lév.) Hand.-Mazz.
Fagara rhetsoides (Drake) Reeder & Cheo
Zanthoxylum diabolicum Elmer
Zanthoxylum giganteum (Hand.-Mazz.) Rehd.
Zanthoxylum odoratum (H.Lév.) H.Lév.
Zanthoxylum rhetsoides Drake
Zanthoxylum myriacanthum is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall. The main stems are prickly, or with thick, conical spines up to 3cm long[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a condiment and medicine.
The plant has been used as a fish poison[
E. Asia - southern China, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines.
Forests and thickets at elevations of 100 - 1,230 metres in Malesia and from 200 - 2,145 metres in continental Asia[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required.
The fruit is used as a condiment[
The smoke from burning seeds is inhaled as a treatment for an ulcerated, syphilitic nose[
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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