3990.000 Zanthoxylum L.

FAGARA 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

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chalybeum Engl. var. chalybeum NImage
deremense (Engl.) KokwaroDescription
gilletii (De Wild.) P.G. WatermanSImage
usambarense (Eng.) KokwaroN

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zanthoxylum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zanthoxylum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zanthoxylum
Wikipedia: Zanthoxylum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zanthoxylum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zanthoxylum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Zanthoxylum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=797, retrieved 28 September 2021

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