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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 270. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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5. Zanthoxylum L. (prickly ash) (D. M. Porter, 1976)

About 200 species, North America to South America, Caribbean Islands, Africa, Asia to Australia, and Pacific oceanic islands.

A number of Zanthoxylum species are used medicinally by various cultures within their native ranges, principally for antimicrobial and pain-relieving properties of the bark and fruit extracts, and as a tonic. A few species, such as Z. piperitum DC. (Japanese pepper) and Z. simulans Hance (Sichuan pepper), are cultivated for their spicy fruits, which are used in some Oriental cuisines, especially as a condiment.

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