Japanese Prickly-ash

Fagara ailanthoides

  • Japanese Prickly-ash
  • Japanese Prickly-ash
  • Flower name
    Japanese Prickly-ash
  • Scientific name
    Fagara ailanthoides
  • Aliasアコウザンショウ, アコウザンショウ, 烏山椒
  • Place of originEast Asia such as Japan, China
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is Japanese Prickly-ash

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.


  • Eye
    Sapindales
  • Family
    Rutaceae
  • Genus
    Zanthoxylum
  • Species
    Z. ailanthoides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Odd pinnate compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeMature deciduous trees
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 1500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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