Zanthoxylum jaimei D.M.Porter
Zanthoxylum nigripunctatum Lundell
Zanthoxylum panamense is a tree growing 10 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 10 - 60cm in diameter with buttresses to about 1.5 metres tall[
]. When young, the bole is covered in conical spines that are around 35mm wide at their base, though most of these fall off as the tree ages[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood and medicinal uses.
The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, Guatemala.
Mainly found as an understorey tree in moist rain forest[
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A plant of the moist tropics, mainly found at lower levels but extending to elevations over 1,000 metres.
The prickles on the trunk may be hollow and are often inhabited by ants[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
The spines and bark have medicinal uses[
The wood is used for furniture, general carpentry, interior decoration, floors, doors, railroad ties, boxes and broomsticks[
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