Zanthoxylum NITIDUM (Roxb.) DC.

Synonym : Fagara nitida Roxb.
Fagara hamiltoniana (Wall.) Engl.
Zanthoxylum hamiltonianum Wall. ex Hook.f.

Bangla Name : Kankoibatna
English Name : -
Family : Rutaceae
Disease : Stimulation
Description : A large evergreen, scandent shrub, armed with recurved prickles. Leaves imparipinnate, 20-40 cm long, rachis armed with recurved prickles on the back, leaflets 5-7, oblong to ovate-oblong, 5-15 cm long, abruptly and rather long acuminate. Flowers small, dull-white, shortly pedicelled in slender, puberulous, axillary, fascicled panicles, 7.5- 10 cm long. Fruit obliquely ovoid, the size of a pepper-kernel.
Distribution : In the forests of Sylhet.
Chemical Constituents : Essential oil isolated from seeds contain ?-phellandrene, phenylethyl acetate, methyl cinnamate, linalool, an unknown carbonyl compound and a solid compound. Bark contans nitidine (Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).
Uses : The plant is aromatic and stimulant. Roots are used as fish poison.
Habit : Shrub