African Plant Database

Zanthoxylum leprieurii Guill. & Perr.
Protologue : Fl. Seneg. Tent. 1: 141 (1831)
Information on the genus : Zanthoxylum
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fagara leprieurii (Guill. & Perr.) Engl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fagara angolensis Engl. (1896)
=Fagara attiensis Hutch. & Dalziel p.p.
=Fagara beniensis Engl.
=Fagara kelekete De Wild.
=Fagara kibomboensis De Wild.
=Fagara nitens auct. sensu Exell p.p., non Engl.
=Fagara nitens (Hiern) Engl.
=Fagara olung Engl.
=Fagara polyacantha Engl.
=Fagara stuhlmannii Engl.
=Zanthoxylum nitens Hiern
=Zanthoxylum stuhlmannii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub (sometimes scandent) or tree 5-10 m tall, in forest reaching 15-24 m, deciduous, dioecious; bole short, low-branching, 25-40 cm Ø, 1-1,5 m in girth, smooth with vertical stripes; bark grey with very large conical,[…]
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Ecology : Semi-deciduous moist rain-forests, in understorey; boundaries between forest and savanna; dry forest, especially on rocky hills; beside streams in open country; moist woodland; secondary forest with Salacia pyriformis, Clerodendrum buchholzii[…]
  Very variable in: habit depending on habitat; shape and presence of prickles; size and shape of leaves and leaflets.
  20-2000 m alt. Sometimes cultivated (Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast). Roots used as chew sticks. Canoes made of large trunks.Has been confused with Z. lemairei, and with Z. mezoneurispinosum
  NE S. Africa, Swaziland.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree- Ht 5 - 8 m. Alt 10 - 700 m. Distribution: KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa Rutaceae: 39-40
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 201

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:338 (2012)
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Record n°89754
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