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Taxon: Quassia amara L.

 
Genus: Quassia
Family: Simaroubaceae
Nomen number: 30632
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:553. 1762
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Simarouba amara Aubl.
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 9 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines:
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: potential for house pest control

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Trinidad and Tobago [Trinidad]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java. Note: cultivated
  3. Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2 Note: cult.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  7. Gilbert, B. 1995. Economic plants of the Amazon. Chemistry of the Amazon: biodiversity, natural products, and environmental issues 19-33.
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  9. Howard, R. 1988. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 4:572-574. Note: cultivated
  10. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  15. Nooteboom, H. P. 1962. Generic delimitation in Simaroubaceae tribus Simaroubeae and a conspectus of the genus Quassia L.. Blumea 11:516.
  16. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  17. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  19. Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. German common names
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  21. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Quassia amara L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30632. Accessed 19 September 2019.