Zanthoxylum Chalybeum Var. Chalybeum
Naturalised in Kenya. Spiny deciduous shrub or tree up to 12 m high- leaves have medicinal use. Has
self seeded in Kilifi. This tree is a larval host plant to Swallowtails. Leaves, shoots and fruits are used for
The bark leaves and roots are used medicinally, including as a treatment for malaria.
Possibly larval host to:
- Papilio dardanus – African Mocker Swallowtail
- Papilio demodocus – Citrus Swallowtail