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Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P.G. Waterman
Information on the genus : Zanthoxylum
Basionym : Fagara gilletii De Wild.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fagara gilletii De Wild. (1906)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zanthoxylum gilletii var. cordata G.C.C. Gilbert
=Fagara discolor Engl. (1917)
=Fagara inaequalis Engl. (1917)
=Fagara kivuense Lebrun
=Fagara macrophylla Engl.
=*Zanthoxylum macrophyllum Oliv. (1868) (1868), non Nutt. (1849).
=Fagara macrophylla var. preussii Engl. ex De Wild.
=Fagara melanorhachis Hoyle (1933)
=Fagara tessmannii Engl. (1911)
=Zanthoxylum horridum Welw. ex Ficalho
=Fagara amaniensis Engl.
=*Fagara gabonensis Pierre
=Fagara gilletii var. cordata G.C.C. Gilbert
=Fagara iturensis Engl.
=*Fagara macrophylla var. adamaouensis Aubrév.
=Fagara obliquefoliolata Engl.
=Fagara rigidifolia auct. sensu Engl., non Herzog
=*Zanthoxylum gummiferum A. Chev.
=Zanthoxylum tessmannii (Engl.) Ayafor
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-evergreen tree (4-)10-35(-40)m; bole straight, without branches for several m., 10-30-150 cm Ø at base, with straight corky thorns 1-3 cm long (also on branches); stems especially spiny when young; crown open resembling an Entandrophragma;[…]
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Ecology : Moist forest, (evergreen) rain-forest, riverine and gallery forests; forest with Terminalia; upland rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; forest regrowth, farmbush, old farmland, near forest plantations; wooded savanna;[…]
  Very variable in size and shape of leaves and leaflets.
  1-2400 m alt. Recently found in SW Ethiopia at 1350 m alt. ?I. Friis & K. Vollesen, Zanthoxylum gilletii (Rutaceae) – a Guineo-Congolian forest tree with a newly discovered disjunct occurrence in western Ethiopia. XVIIIth AETFAT Congress […]
  Principe, São Tomé.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa Rutaceae: 38-39
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 201 (1992).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 605 (2006).
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