1. Family: Rutaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Zanthoxylum L.
      1. Zanthoxylum lindense (Engl.) Kokwaro

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Rutaceae, J.O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree with scandent branches; branches and branchlets armed with blackish red recurved prickles 3–12 mm. long, generally greyish, smooth; bark rough.
    Leaves
    Leaves 6–20 cm. long; rhachis with many upcurved or upward pointing prickles 1.5–3 mm. long; petiolule 0.5–2 mm. long, occasionally up to 5 mm. on terminal leaflet; leaflets 4–7 pairs, subopposite towards the base to opposite above, ovate or oblong to ovate-elliptic, 2.5–6 cm. long, 1.2–2.8 cm. broad, acute to rarely acuminate or obtuse at the apex, obtuse or truncate and occasionally slightly oblique at the base, conspicuously crenate and punctate along the margin, subcoriaceous, glabrous to pubescent when young, with scattered pellucid glands; midrib frequently armed beneath; lateral nerves 8–12 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, corymbose-paniculate with ultimate branches umbel-like, pubescent; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, united halfway, 0.5–0.7 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, elliptic-oblong, 2–2.5 mm. long, 0.7–1 mm. broad, obtuse.
    Male
    Male flowers:stamens 4, 2–2.8 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long; vestigial pistil up to 1.2 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Female flowers not seen. Male flowers:stamens 4, 2–2.8 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long; vestigial pistil up to 1.2 mm. long.
    Female
    Female flowers not seen.
    Fruits
    Fruit of generally paired subglobose follicles 7–9 mm. long, 6–7.5 mm. in diameter, with a short common stipe but individually sessile, one of the pair sometimes rudimentary, scarlet, glandular-foveolate.
    Seeds
    Seed 6–7 mm. long, 4.4–5.5 mm. in diameter, dark brown or dark red and glossy.
    Habitat
    Coastal woodland and bushland; 6–200 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Zanthoxylum lindense (Engl.) Kokwaro appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1976 Brusse [2349], Tanzania K000199408 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 32: 798 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rutaceae: 1-52.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1982). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rutaceae: 1-52.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kokwaro in Kew Bulletin 32: 798 (1978).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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