Zanthoxylum americanum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyRutaceae
Family (Traditional)Rutaceae
GenusZanthoxylum
SpeciesZanthoxylum americanum Mill.
Common NameCommon pricklyash
Growth Habittree
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: tree; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Compound; Leaf Complexity: 1; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Broadly Elliptic;Elliptic;Lanceolate;Narrowly Elliptic;Ovate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Crenulate;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 4.6
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[S2] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Zanthoxylum americana Zanthoxylum americana Mill.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Anderson (KY), Bath (KY), Boone (KY), Bracken (KY), Caldwell (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Christian (KY), Clark (KY), Crittenden (KY), Estill (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Gallatin (KY), Hardin (KY), Harrison (KY), Henry (KY), Jessamine (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), Logan (KY), McLean (KY), Madison (KY), Mason (KY), Nelson (KY), Nicholas (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Pendleton (KY), Pulaski (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Washington (KY), Webster (KY), Davidson (TN), Lewis (TN), Marshall (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1947 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100650538 Franklin Kentucky 26 May 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
4984
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650512 Fleming Kentucky 19 Jun 1999 Ross C. Clark
25198
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650629 Jessamine Kentucky 28 Jul 1982 Ronald L. Jones
3898
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650447 Anderson Kentucky 22 Jun 1978 William S. Bryant
406
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650645 Lewis Kentucky 19 May 2005 Ross C. Clark
25603
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650462 Boone Kentucky 14 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman, Judith E. Rozeman
854
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650561 Franklin Kentucky 06 Jun 1980 Steven Rice
fr-221
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650587 Gallatin Kentucky 14 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
856
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
N/A Pulaski Kentucky 13 Jun 1995 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650496 Carter Kentucky 11 May 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8483
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650694 McLean Kentucky 22 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5510
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100721537 Nicholas Kentucky 14 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25180
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650520 Fleming Kentucky 03 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6749
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650793 Robertson Kentucky 03 Oct 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
1114
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650702 Madison Kentucky 16 Apr 1993 Timothy J. Weckman
25
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650728 Pulaski Kentucky 13 Jun 1995 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650751 Owen Kentucky 13 Aug 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9468
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650454 Bath Kentucky 05 Sep 1994 T. J. Weckman
937
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650470 Bracken Kentucky 22 Jun 1999 Ross C. Clark
24931
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
N/A Owen Kentucky 05 May 1998 Ronald L. Jones
8463
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650801 Robertson Kentucky 30 May 2002 Timothy J. Weckman
7124
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650819 Robertson Kentucky 03 Oct 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
1114
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
N/A Boone Kentucky 14 Aug 1994 Timothy J. Weckman
854
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650678 Mason Kentucky 14 Jun 1999 Ross C. Clark
24737
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650546 Franklin Kentucky 24 Sep 1979 Hal Bryan
fr-172
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650611 Henry Kentucky 19 Jul 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
544
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650827 Trimble Kentucky 11 May 2006 Timothy J. Weckman
10281
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650504 Clark Kentucky 14 Jun 1955 Mary Ruth Beckett
458
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650488 Caldwell Kentucky 11 Jun 1979 Raymond Athey
4321
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650637 Jessamine Kentucky 07 Oct 1978 Johnnie B. Varner
11781
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650652 Jessamine Kentucky 25 Sep 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
t-9470
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650553 Franklin Kentucky 17 May 1983 S. P. Price
605
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650595 Harrison Kentucky 07 Jun 1999 R. C. Clark, Ryan Bauer
24641
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650660 Lincoln Kentucky 29 May 1991 Ronald L. Jones
7349
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650579 Franklin Kentucky 03 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6155
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650686 McLean Kentucky 22 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5510
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650785 Robertson Kentucky 05 Jul 1999 Ross C. Clark
25000
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650744 Owen Kentucky 15 Apr 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9365
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
BEREA021726 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Zanthoxylum americanum
BEREA021725 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018618 Boone Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018615 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650835 Webster Kentucky 26 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5188
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650710 Owen Kentucky 02 Jun 1996 Timothy J. Weckman
2819
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650736 Owen Kentucky 15 Apr 2003 Ronald L. Jones
9364
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31234100650603 Henry Kentucky 03 Aug 1962 J. L. Gentry Jr.
621
EKY
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018617 Owen Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018620 Caldwell Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018613 Nicholas Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018616 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135165 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135164 Henry Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135151 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135154 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135150 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135161 Anderson Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018614 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
31973000018619 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135163 Estill Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135168 Rowan Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135148 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135147 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135162 Caldwell Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135153 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0105799 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0085230 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0003853 Davidson Tennessee 01 Jun 1994 Milo Pyne w/ A.J. McKerrow
94-150
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0003850 Christian Kentucky 15 May 1993 Sallie M. Noel
93-53
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0105798 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0083422 Jessamine Kentucky 17 Jun 1979 John Macgregor
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0003851 Rutherford Tennessee 12 May 1993 Milo Pyne
93-059
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0105797 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0112119 Crittenden Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0071094 Jessamine Kentucky 25 May 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0067474 Estill Kentucky 14 Jul 1988 Max Medley
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0040567 Nelson Kentucky 04 May 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135149 Lewis Tennessee 08 Aug 1947 R. E. Shanks
5745
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135152 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135146 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135166 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135167 McLean Kentucky
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
TENN-V-0135155 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0003854 Rutherford Tennessee 10 Jun 2004 Dwayne Estes and Richard Martin
6212
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0003852 Davidson Tennessee 27 Jul 1995 Milo Pyne w/ M. Gay
95-141
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0105796 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0042574 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Jun 2014 Mason Brock and Martina Hines
442
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0097633 Logan Kentucky 10 Mar 1997
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
APSC0035512 Washington Kentucky 18 Aug 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Zanthoxylum americanum
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