Taxon: Zanthoxylum acanthopodium DC.

Genus: Zanthoxylum
Family: Rutaceae
  Subfamily: Toddalioideae
Nomen number: 42182
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:727. 1824
Name Verified on: 29-Apr-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Apr-2008
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ci hua jiao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Wealth India RM 11:18. 1976)
  • Materials: essential oils (source of wartara oil fide Wealth India RM 11:18. 1976)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Wealth India RM 11:18. 1976)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: house pest control (fide Wealth India RM 11:18. 1976)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guizhou, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Guangxi, - Xizang
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; Bhutan; India - Arunachal Pradesh, - Assam, - Manipur, - Meghalaya, - Mizoram, - Nagaland, - Sikkim, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Sumatra; Malaysia


  • Chadha, Y. R. 1976. X-Z (Wealth India RM) 11:18
  • Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. 1925-1962 (F Siam)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Hartley, T. G. 1966. A revision of the Malesian species of Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) J. Arnold Arbor. 47:209.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Zanthoxylum acanthopodium DC. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.