African Plant Database

Quassia amara L.
Information on the genus : Quassia
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect shrub 2-3 m tall, or tree to 10 m, with a very bitter taste; leaves imparipinnate, rhachis winged, leaflets 5; flowers bright red outside, white inside, c. 3,5 cm long, bisexual, in 10-25 cm long racemes; drupe c. 1,5 cm long, purple-black.
Ecology : Native of Brazil. Cultivated in tropical Africa.
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Record n°94668
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