NOT Eleutherococcus and further OT

Jim McKenney
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:31:13 PST
Jim W is right about Sichuan pepper being Zanthoxylum  and not
Eleutherococcus. Zanthoxylum is rutaceous (not rubiaceous as Jim W reported)
- citrus are also rutaceous;  Eleutherococcus is araliaceous. The latter is
sometimes called Siberian (or pick the east Asian locality of your choice)

I've got an old, pre-prohibition packet of Sichuan pepper in the spice rack-
I never was sure what do with it. 

Jim McKenney

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