Zanthoxylum simulans Hance, Zanthoxylum ailanthoides Siebold & Zucc., Zanthoxylum piperitum DC., Zanthoxylum fagara (L.) Sarg.

Family Name


Common Names

Szechuan Pepper, Chinese Pepper, Huachiao, Japan Pepper, Wild Lime


Round seed capsule, dehisant, 1/4 inch in diameter, with shiny black seed.


China, Nepal, Korea, Japan, Africa, South America, and West Indies. Most commonly intercepted as Medicinal Herbs from Asian sources.


Host for whiteflies (Aleyrodidae), moths (Tortricidae), and citrus diseases.

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