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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum spinosum

(L.) Sw.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Fagara domingensis Krug & Urb.

Fagara emarginata Sw.

Fagara hartii Krug & Urb.

Fagara jamaicensis (P. Wilson) Engl.

Fagara spinosa (L.) Sw.

Fagara swartzii Krug & Urb.

Fagara venosa (Leonard) Engl.

Fagara venosa (Leonard) Urb.

Sapindus spinosus L.

Tobinia coriacea Desv. ex Ham.

Tobinia emarginata (Sw.) Desv. ex Ham.

Tobinia spinosa (L.) Desv. ex Ham.

Zanthoxylum aculeatum Macfad.

Zanthoxylum coriaceum (Desv. ex Ham.) Walp.

Zanthoxylum coriaceum A. Rich.

Zanthoxylum curbeloi Alain

Zanthoxylum domingense (Krug & Urb.) J. Jiménez Alm.

Zanthoxylum emarginatum (Sw.) Sw.

Zanthoxylum hartii (Krug & Urb.) P. Wilson

Zanthoxylum jamaicense P. Wilson

Zanthoxylum sapindoides DC.

Zanthoxylum venosum Leonard

Common Name:

Zanthoxylum spinosum
Drawing of the leaves, fruit and seed
Photograph by: R. Pérez; Center for Tropical Forest Science
© Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

General Information

Zanthoxylum spinosum is a shrub or tree growing up to 8 metres tall[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Caribbean.

Habitat

Mostly arid exposed thickets on limestone, at elevations from near sea level to 900 metres[
426
Title
Flowering Plants of Jamaica
Publication
 
Author
Adams. C.D.
Publisher
University of the West Indies; Jamaica.
Year
1972
ISBN
 
Description
A terse treatment of the flowering plants of Jamaica, with a botanical description of each plant, notes on habitat etc.
].

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 yellow wood is used in general carpentry[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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