3990.000 Zanthoxylum L.


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, armed with prickles. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate. Leaflets in (1-)2-12(or more) pairs, opposite or alternate, sessile or petiolulate, usually ± asymmetric. Inflorescence of panicles or of racemes borne at the base of new branches below the leaves. Flowers unisexual by abortion. Fruit a dehiscent, spherical or subspherical, glandular-foveolate, 1-seeded follicle. Seed ± spherical, black, shiny.

Worldwide: c. 250 species in America, Africa and Asia

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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capense (Thunb.) Harv.?SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Zanthoxylum:

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Flora of Malawi: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Mozambique: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Zambia: Zanthoxylum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zanthoxylum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zanthoxylum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zanthoxylum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zanthoxylum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zanthoxylum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zanthoxylum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zanthoxylum
JSTOR Plant Science: Zanthoxylum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zanthoxylum
Plants of the World Online: Zanthoxylum
Tropicos: Zanthoxylum
Wikipedia: Zanthoxylum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Zanthoxylum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=797, retrieved 31 May 2023

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