Zanthoxylum flavum - kalabari

Common name: West Indian satinwood, yellow sanders, tembetaria, and yellow sandalwood
Height: 6-13 meters
Features:  It is beautiful but slow growing tree. It grows on a variety of soils with different drainage regimes, from rapidly draining to well-draining clay soils. It grows with a straight bole, producing a limited canopy of pinnately compound leaves,  clusters of small pale yellow to cream-coloured flowers and small black seeds. Pollination is probably from bees, and the seeds are thought to be dispersed by birds and bats as with the closely related species.

 

Propagation: From seeds
Growing: Once established does not need a lot of water
Location:  It grows on a variety of soils with different drainage regimes, from rapidly draining to well-draining clay soils but particularly well on limestone
Conservation: It is threatened by habitat loss

Harvesting for its dense, durable wood used in fine woodworking.