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 Quassia subsp. var.  
Quassia amara
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Simaroubaceae > Quassia var. ,

Quassia is a genus in the family Simaroubaceae. Its size is disputed; some botanists treat it as consisting of only one species, Quassia amara from [tropical] South America, while others treat it in a wide circumscription as a pantropical genus containing up to 40 species of trees and shrubs.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Quassia (from an aboriginal name). Simarubaceae. Trees, sometimes cultivated in the warmhouse.

Leaves alternate, pinnate; lfts. alternate, entire, coriaceous: panicles axillary and terminal, elongated,branched; fls. subcymose-dioecious; calyx small, 5- lobed; petals 5; stamens 10 in the male, rudimentary in the female fls.; ovary sunken in the disk, deeply 5- parted: fr. 1-5 spreading sessile drupes.—About 5 species, Trop. Amer. and Trop. Afr.

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