Flower Database

Japanese Prickly-ash

Basic information
Flower Name
Japanese Prickly-ash
Formal Name
Fagara ailanthoides
Alias
烏山椒
Habitat
East Asia such as Japan, China
Morph
Mature deciduous trees
Comment
Japanese Prickly-ash (scientific name:Zanthoxylum ailanthoides) is a deciduous tree in the Rutaceae, native to Eastern Asia in Japan, etc.. There are spines with grey-brown bark. Flowers are dioecious, June flower corymbs, the dense light green florets. Flowers and then give the aggregate fruit of a red ball of about 3 cm. 
Generic name: Japanese Prickly-ash , scientific name: Zanthoxylum ailanthoides , also known as: Japanese Prickly-ash Habitat: Mainland-Kyushu, Okinawa, living type: mature deciduous trees, height: 5-15 m, diameter: 60 cm, spines to stem and branches, bark: gray-Brown, spines, gathered at the top of the leaves: branches, with alternate leaf: odd pinnately compound leaves large, biplane length: 80 cm, petioles:, Leaflet leaf: 15 cm, leaf width: pointed tip: small leaf 3 cm and lanceolate in base circular, serrated: shallow blunt serrated dioecious inflorescences form: corymbs, flowering: July-August, flower diameter: 0.5 cm, small flower color: light green, petal number: five stamens number of small flower: oblong, male: five female color: green, Calyx 5 deep cleavage and maturation: from 11 / until January fruit color: purple color, fruit shape: 3 minutes consisting of fruit, seed color: black, seed length: 3 mm, note: pioneer plants, butterflies eating grass.
Detailed information
Order
Sapindales
Family
Rutaceae
Genus
Zanthoxylum
Species
Z. ailanthoides
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Corymb
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Imparipinnate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Color
Green
Season
Jul Aug
Height
500  ~ 1500  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.5