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:
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Nov-2000
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F LAnt; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • 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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  3. Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  6. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  7. Gilbert, B. 1995. Economic plants of the Amazon (Chem Amazon) 19-33.
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  9. Howard, R. 1988. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt) 4:572-574.
  10. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  14. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  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 International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. (F Suriname)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  20. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  21. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=30632. Accessed 25 April 2018.