Quassia

Amargo or genteng peujit plant in the garden.  Also known as Quassia amara.

Quassia amara

Sinónimos:
Amargo, Bitter Ash, Bitterwood
Quassia_amara (Wikipedia)

Quassia amara
Quassia amara - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-117.jpg
Quassia amara from Koehler's Medicinal-Plants (1887)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Sapindales
Family:Simaroubaceae
Genus:Quassia
Species:
Q. amara
Binomial name
Quassia amara

Quassia amara, also known as amargo, bitter-ash, bitter-wood, or hombre grande (spanish for big man) is a species in the genus Quassia, with some botanists treating it as the sole species in the genus. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus who named it after the first botanist to describe it: the Surinamese freedman Graman Quassi. Q. amara is used as insecticide, in traditional medicine and as additive in the food industry.

Quassia (Wiktionary)

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Etymology

From the genus name.

Noun

quassia (plural quassias)

  1. Any of several tropic trees, of the genus Quassia, having scarlet flowers.
  2. The bitter substance quassin extracted from its bark.

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