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Quassia amara L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 553. 1762, app. 1679. 1763; Nooteb. in Steenis, Fl. Males. ser. I. 6: 199. 1962.

Fl. July - March; Fr.: Aug. - April.

Native of tropical America from Brazil to Mexico and West Indies. Introduced and often naturalised in tropical countries of the Old World for medicinal and ornamental purposes; grown in gardens in India for the attractive foliage and red showy flowers.

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