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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum setulosum

P.Wilson

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Zanthoxylum setulosum
The spiny trunk
Photograph by: R. Pérez; Center for Tropical Forest Science
© Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
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General Information

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[
315
Title
Flora of Barro Colorado Island
Publication
 
Author
Croat. Thomas B.
Website
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/croat/home
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Year
1978
ISBN
0-8047-0950-5
Description
A very good flora of an area in Panama. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.
]. The bole can be 10 - 20cm in diameter and is armed, especially when young, with many large prickles[
315
Title
Flora of Barro Colorado Island
Publication
 
Author
Croat. Thomas B.
Website
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/croat/home
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Year
1978
ISBN
0-8047-0950-5
Description
A very good flora of an area in Panama. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

315
Title
Flora of Barro Colorado Island
Publication
 
Author
Croat. Thomas B.
Website
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/croat/home
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Year
1978
ISBN
0-8047-0950-5
Description
A very good flora of an area in Panama. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.

Range

Northern S. America - Colombia, Venezuela; Central America - Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua.

Habitat

Moist to dry forests at low to medium elevations[
315
Title
Flora of Barro Colorado Island
Publication
 
Author
Croat. Thomas B.
Website
http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/bioinformatics/croat/home
Publisher
Stanford University Press
Year
1978
ISBN
0-8047-0950-5
Description
A very good flora of an area in Panama. Written some years ago, so some of the names have been changed. The book is out of print, but the whole flora is now available on the web.
,
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *
HabitTree
Height10.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A tree of the moist tropical lowlands.

A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The thorns and the bark are used medicinally[
333
Title
Tree Species of Panama
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ctfs.arnarb.harvard.edu/webatlas/mainframe.php?order=s
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Factsheets on all the tree and shrub species of Panama, giving identification guide, brief guide to the species and some uses. A vast, but rather incomplete work as of 15/07/09.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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