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Citrus ID


Hercules' Club




Tingle-tongue, Toothache (sec. Cottin 2002)

Cultivar or taxon


Zanthoxylum clava-herculis L. (sensu Tanaka sec. Cottin 2002)



Crown open, not weeping. First-year twig surface glabrous; second- or third-year twig surface striate; thorns straight; prickles recurved or straight. Petiole glabrous, length long or very long; wings absent. Leaflets five to seven or greater than seven, margin crenate/crenulate or bluntly toothed, rachis wings absent, shade leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate, sun leaflet blades flat or weakly conduplicate. Scent of crushed leaflets spicy or peppery. Fruit broader than long, as broad as long, or longer than broad; rind black (by misinterpretation) or red or pink; rind texture slightly rough (4-5); firmness papery; navel absent; flesh yellow.



Cottin, R. 2002. Citrus of the World: A citrus directory. Version 2.0. France: SRA INRA-CIRAD.



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Citrus ID Edition 2
October, 2011