Zanthoxylum

Zanthoxylum

▪ plant genus
      the prickly ash genus of the rue family ( Rutaceae), comprising about 200 species of aromatic trees and shrubs native to the middle latitudes of North America, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. There are both deciduous and evergreen species. They have small, greenish flowers and fruits that consist of groups of two-valved capsules, each containing a single shiny black seed.

      Common prickly ash, or toothache tree (Z. americanum), is very hardy, appearing as far north as Quebec. Another well-known cultivated species is Z. clava-herculis, variously called the Hercules'-club, the sea ash, or the pepperwood. West Indian satinwood, or yellowheart (Z. flavum), produces shiny, golden-brown timber for cabinetwork.

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  • Zanthoxylum — noun deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs: prickly ash • Syn: ↑genus Zanthoxylum • Hypernyms: ↑rosid dicot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Rutaceae, ↑family Rutaceae, ↑rue fa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zanthoxylum — Zanthọxylum   [zu griechisch xanthós »gelb« und xýlon »Holz«], Xanthọxylum, Gattung der Rautengewächse mit rd. 15 Arten in Ostasien und Nordamerika; sommergrüne Bäume oder Sträucher mit bestachelten Zweigen, unpaarig gefiederten oder… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Zanthoxylum — ID 89519 Symbol Key ZANTH Common Name pricklyash Family Rutaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • zanthoxylum — /zænˈθɒksələm/ (say zan thoksuhluhm) noun the barks of various shrubs or trees of the genus Zanthoxylum, especially Z. americanum and Z. clavaherculis, used in medicine. {New Latin, irreg. from xantho + xyl } …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Zanthoxylum L. — Symbol ZANTH Common Name pricklyash Botanical Family Rutaceae …   Scientific plant list

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