Zanthoxylum setulosum is a tree usually growing from 6 - 12 metres tall, though occasionally it can be as small as 3 metres or as tall as 20 metres[
]. The bole can be 10 - 20cm in diameter and is armed, especially when young, with many large prickles[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Northern S. America - Colombia, Venezuela; Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.
Moist to dry forests at low to medium elevations[
A tree of the moist tropical lowlands.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.
The thorns and the bark are used medicinally[
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