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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum sprucei

Engl.

Rutaceae

+ Synonyms

Fagara spruce (Engl.) Engl.

Fagara weberbaueri K. Krause

Zanthoxylum annulatum Rusby

Zanthoxylum cardenasii Rusby

Zanthoxylum weberbaueri (K. Krause) J.F. Macbr.

Common Name:

Zanthoxylum sprucei
Fruiting branch, with some fruits splitting to release the seed.
Photograph by: A. Fuentes
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General Information

Zanthoxylum sprucei is a tree with a spreading crown growing around 12 metres tall. The straight, cylindrical bole is armed with stout spines and can be unbranched for up to 4.5 metres[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for its wood.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador.

Habitat

Sandy or dry medium loams, in scant or fairly dense forest growth at elevations from 150 - 420 metres in Peru[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

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

Cultivation Details

A plant of the tropics, where it is found at elevations from 100 metres to over 1,000 metres.

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 wood is creamy yellow or pale white throughout with extensive greyish areas and brown striping caused by stain. It has no distinctive odour or taste; is straight-grained; medium-textured; fairly light or moderately heavy; easy to cut, takes a moderately smooth, dull finish, and holds its place well[
453
Title
Woods of Northeastern Peru
Publication
 
Author
Williams L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Field Museum Press; Chicago.
Year
1936
ISBN
 
Description
Gives information on the properties of the wood of well over 1,000 species of woody plants from northeastern Peru. Can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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