Frêne épineux

sichuan pepper close-up, chinese traditional food condiments, prickly ash peel is the raw material of essence and spice.
Catégories : Plantes médicinales

Zanthoxylum americanum
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Zanthoxylum americanum at the Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid
Scientific classification edit
Z. americanum
Binomial name
Zanthoxylum americanum
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Natural range
  • Mioptrila odorata Raf.
  • Thylax fraxineum (Willd.) Raf.
  • Zanthoxylum americanum f. armatius F.C.Gates
  • Zanthoxylum clava-herculis var. americanum Du Roi
  • Zanthoxylum fraxineum Willd.
  • Zanthoxylum fraxinifolium Marshall
  • Zanthoxylum mite Willd.
  • Zanthoxylum parvum Shinners
  • Zanthoxylum ramiflorum Michx.

Zanthoxylum americanum, the common prickly-ash, common pricklyash, common prickly ash or northern prickly-ash (also sometimes called toothache tree, yellow wood, or suterberry), is an aromatic shrub or small tree native to central and eastern portions of the United States and Canada. It is the northernmost New World species in the citrus family, Rutaceae, and is the type species in its genus, which includes sichuan pepper. It can grow to 10 meters (33 ft) tall with a diameter at breast height (DBH) of 15 cm (5.9 in). It produces membranous leaflets and axillary flower clusters. The wood is not commercially valuable, but oil extracts from the bark have been used in traditional and alternative medicine, and have been studied for antifungal and cytotoxic properties. The genus name is sometimes spelled Xanthoxylum.

Prickly Ash (Wiktionary)



prickly ash (plural prickly ashes)

  1. Any of a number of trees and shrubs in the genus Zanthoxylum containing Sichuan pepper and the American Midwest invasive species.
  2. Aralia spinosa, a plant native to eastern North America
  3. Orites excelsus, a plant native to Australia
  4. Papilio pelaus, a butterfly

Derived terms

  • shiny-leaf prickly ash (Zanthoxylum nitidum)


  • prickly ash on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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