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Useful Tropical Plants

Zanthoxylum tsihanimposa

H.Perrier

Rutaceae

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Zanthoxylum tsihanimposa
Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruit and seed
Photograph by: Flore de Madagascar et des Comores, Rutace?es, vol. 104: Rutacées, p. 25 (1950) [M.J. Vesque]
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General Information

Zanthoxylum tsihanimposa is a spiny, deciduous tree growing 20 - 30 metres tall[
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455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
]. The bole, which is usually straight and cylindrical, can be up to 100cm in diameter. The bole is armed with woody, prickle-bearing protuberances up to 2 cm long, but these are sometimes lacking in old trees[
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The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber and medicinal uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.

Range

Africa - western Madagascar.

Habitat

Dry, deciduous forests on calcareous and silicaceous soils at elevations up to 400 metres[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
,
455
Title
Flore de Madagascar et des Comores
Publication
 
Author
Humbert H.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/
Publisher
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle; Paris
Year
1946 - 1984
ISBN
 
Description
Written in French, an excellent flora of the area though it has not been completed. Available for download from the Internet.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height25.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Established plants are very drought tolerant[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

A bark decoction is used to treat malaria[
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Several alkaloids that have been isolated from the stem bark have shown in-vitro antiplasmodial activity[
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].

Other Uses

The heartwood is yellowish brown, sometimes with a greenish or golden shine, and distinctly demarcated from the greyish white sapwood. The grain is straight; texture coarse. The wood is medium-weight; durability is poor to moderate, the wood being susceptible to attacks by termites, Lyctus borers and fungi. It is fairly easy to saw and work; it holds nails moderately well; the gluing and painting properties are satisfactory[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
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An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. It is used locally for house building, especially for window frames and doors, and also in shipbuilding and for boxes and crates. It is suitable for veneer and plywood production[
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Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
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http://www.prota.org
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Year
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Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
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Propagation

Seed -

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