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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum ovalifolium

Wight

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Fagara ovalifolia (Wight) Engl.

Zanthoxylon sepearium Wight

Zanthoxylum dominianum Merr. & Perry

Zanthoxylum inerme White & Francis

Zanthoxylum suberosum White

Common Name:

Zanthoxylum ovalifolium
Ripe fruits
Photograph by: Unknown
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
Zanthoxylum ovalifolium Zanthoxylum ovalifolium

General Information

Zanthoxylum ovalifolium is an erect shrub or small tree growing up to 8 metres tall.
An essential oil is obtained from the fruit.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

654
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 47
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
A treatment of the Malaysian species of Zanthoxylum, amongst other articles. It can be downloaded from the internet.

Range

E. Asia - India, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia.

Habitat

Monsoon forests and thickets at elevations up to 1,750 metres in Malesia and from 1,000 - 2,000 metres in continental Asia[
654
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum. Vol. 47
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass.
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
A treatment of the Malaysian species of Zanthoxylum, amongst other articles. It can be downloaded from the internet.
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



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 fruits yield an essential oil[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It contains myrcene and safrole, differing widely from the oil obtained from other members of this genus[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

The light yellowish-white wood is very hard and close-grained[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
655
Title
Inventory of Seeds and Plants Imported. Vol. 59
Publication
USDA Bureau of Plant Industry
Author
 
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
USDA Government Printing Office; Washington DC.
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Details of seeds and plants imported for trials by the United States Department of Agriculture in the second quarter of 1919, often detailing the uses of the plant and various other miscellaneous information. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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