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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum schreberi

(J.F.Gmel.) Reynel ex C.Nelson

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Curtisia schreberi J.F.Gmel.

Fagara furfuracea (Tul.) Engl.

Fagara monophylla Lam.

Salmasia spinosa Spreng.

Zanthoxylum camphoratum Planch. & Linden

Zanthoxylum ferrisiae Standl.

Zanthoxylum furfuraceum Tul.

Zanthoxylum monophyllum (Lam.) P.Wilson

Zanthoxylum ochroxylum DC.

Zanthoxylum pentanome DC.

Zanthoxylum schreberi (J.F. Gmel.) Reynel

Zanthoxylum simplicifolium Vahl

Common Name:

Zanthoxylum schreberi

General Information

Zanthoxylum schreberi is a deciduous shrub or tree with a spreading crown; it can grow 4 - 7.5 metres tall[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Colombia, Venezuela; C. America - Costa Rica; Caribbean - Trinidad to the Dominican Republic.

Habitat

Coastal areas and limestone forests[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height5.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Most plants of this species are dioecious, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The heartwood is dark brown; the sapwood light yellow. The wood is fine-textured, very hrd, heavy and tough. It takes a good polish. A good quality wood, but it is seldom available in suficient size and so is rarely used[
447
Title
Common Trees of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Publication
 
Author
Little E.L.; Wadsworth F.H.
Publisher
USDA, Forest Service; Washington.
Year
1964
ISBN
 
Description
Contains detailed information, and usually an illustration, on 250 tree species, including both native and exotic species.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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