Zanthoxylum flavum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Zanthoxylum flavum
Species Authority: Vahl.
Common Name(s):
English West Indian Satinwood, Yellow-head, Yellowheart, Yellow Sanders
French Bois Noyer
Spanish Espinillo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Areces-Mallea, A.E.
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In Central America the species is represented by a single collection from Swan Island, Honduras.
Anguilla; Bahamas; Bermuda; Brazil (Amazonas); Cuba; Dominican Republic; Honduras; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; United States (Florida)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or tree up to 15 m tall, occurring in thickets and woodland on rocky limestone.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species has been heavily exploited for its timber over a long period on all the West Indian islands. Stands are now largely depleted of mature trees and the timber is extremely rare in international trade.

Citation: Areces-Mallea, A.E. 1998. Zanthoxylum flavum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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