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Common name

English: Candlewood Tree


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Sapindales (68)

        Family: Rutaceae (18)(family description)

          Genus: Zanthoxylum (7)

            Epithet: zanthoxyloides (Lam.) B.Zepernick & Timler (1)

Synonyms: Fagara senegalensis (DC.) A.Chev., Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam., Zanthoxylum polygamum Schumach., Zanthoxylum senegalense DC.

senegalensis => from the banks of the river Senegal in West-Africa

zanthoxyloides => resembling Zanthoxylum


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, beige, white

External links

Check for Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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