African Plant Database

Zanthoxylum atchoum (Aké Assi) P. G. Waterman
Information on the genus : Zanthoxylum
Basionym : Fagara atchoum Aké Assi
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fagara atchoum Aké Assi (1960)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large liane to c. 20 m tall; stem 6 cm Ø with mostly single recurved spines, present also on leaf petioles and rhachides and inflorescences; leaves 50-80 cm long, glabrous, leathery, of up to c. 40 leaflets asymmetric at base;[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen moist forest.
  Plant when crushed with a strong smell of Ruta.

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
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carte afrique num 89760
Record n°89760
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