Oct 9, 2010, 6:25:32 AM10/9/10
Here is Zanthoxylum rhetsa tree f. ruaceae, showing its spinous bark and prickly branches seen below Aswalkhind in Mahad taluka in konkan.
So far I have seen this tree only in the forests and that also occasionally.
Small round hard berry-like fruits are used as spice in sea food.
for photo of the flowers I have referred a book `further Flowers of Sahyadri..
could not see flowers and fruits this time.
I wonder whether it is cultivated or grows only in nature
i have seen it before on Patan- Koyana road near Koyana
and in Dev-rai near Shedani on Mulashi- Lonavala road..