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Genus :

ZANTHOXYLUM

Family :

RUTACEAE

Species of this Genus

Description


Evergreen or deciduous, scandent or erect shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, paripinnate or imparipinnate, opposite to alternate, entire or glandular-dentate. Inflorescence axillary or terminal panicles, racemes or cymes or rarely solitary flower. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Perianth with 6-8 tepals or differentiated into 4-5 sepals and petals. Stamens 4-6, rudimentary in female flowers. Disk flat to cushion-shaped. Ovary superior, 1-5 carpellate, rudimentary in male flowers, carpels free or united at the base, styles fused to divergent, stigmas capitate. Fruits of 1-5, free or basally united follicles.