Zanthoxylum kauaense

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Zanthoxylum kauaense
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Zanthoxylum
Species: Z. kauaense
Binomial name
Zanthoxylum kauaense

Zanthoxylum kauaense, commonly known as Aʻe or Kauaʻi pricklyash, is a species of flowering plant in the citrus family, Rutaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii. It usually inhabits mixed mesic forests at elevations of 300–1,980 m (980–6,500 ft), but can also be found in dry and wet forests.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Zanthoxylum kauaense Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 24 August 2007.
  2. ^ "ae, manele, heae". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-19.