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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.
Quassia amara

[FTEA]

Simaroubaceae, Brian Stannard. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2000

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pari- or imparipinnate or simple; leaflets usually with pitted glands in the upper (and sometimes lower) surface; nerves usually impressed or obscure when dry; rachis winged or terete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal or axillary raceme, panicle, thyrse or umbel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–6-merous, uni- or bisexual or polygamous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx usually lobed or more rarely closed in bud and rupturing irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals imbricate or contorted in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with an adaxial, usually hairy, scale having a free tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc annular to subcylindrical, very variable in size, sometimes partially enveloping the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary of 4–6 carpels, carpels free or coherent; style 1 or styles coherent; stigmas stellately spreading or one single slightly lobed or capitate stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 1–6 from each flower, drupaceous or woody, often compressed, bicarinate or not, sometimes very large.

Native to:

Belize, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Gulf of Guinea Is., Haiti, Jamaica, Jawa, Myanmar, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Vietnam

Quassia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1976 Letouzey, R. [14624], Cameroon K000094105

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 553 (1762)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19A: 377 (1931).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 312

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.P., ed. 6: 212 (1764)
  • Noot. in Blumea 11: 514 (1962)
  • Pierre in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 156: 1236 (1896)
  • Sp. Pl., ed. 2: 1679 (1763)
  • Sp. Pl., ed. 2: 553 (1762)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0