Indian Ivy-rue

Indian Ivy-rue

Scientific name: Zanthoxylum rhesta (Roxb) DC.

Bangla/local name: Bajna, Bazinali, Tambol


Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)


Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Sapindales


Family Rutaceae
Genus Zanthoxylum
Species Z. rhesta

Botanical Description of Indian Ivy-rue

Habit: A medium sized deciduous, spiny tree


Root: Tap root system

Stem: Spiny, up to 13 m tall


Leaf: Compound, paripinnate or imparipinnate

K1600_leaf dv


Inflorescence: Panicle, terminal or axillary

Flower: four merous, cepal 4, petal 4, stamen 4, ovary carpel 1

Fruit: A follicle

K1600_Bajna fruit

Number of chromosome: 2n=68

Economic Importance: Can be extracted essential oil, used as medicine. The stem is used as timber.

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