Taxon: Zanthoxylum flavum Vahl

Genus: Zanthoxylum
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Toddalioideae
Nomen number: 401917
Place of publication: Eclog. amer. 3:48. 1807
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Jamaica satinwood  (Source: F Jam) - English
  • West Indian satinwood  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • yellow sanders  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • yellow-sandalwood  (Source: F LAnt) - English
  • mamica-de-porca  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tembetaria  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • västindiskt citronträd  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Bermuda; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Puerto Rico


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  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas. 1992 (L Guianas)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Liogier, A. H. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. 1981- (F Hispan)
  • Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. 1984- (F PuertoR)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. 1982 (F PR)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • Long, R. W. & O. Lakela A flora of tropical Florida. 1971 (F TFla)
  • Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

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