Sunday, February 21, 2016

Surinam Quassia (Quassia amara)

Native tree of Guiana and tropical South America. Introduced and cultivated in Sri Lanka mainly as an ornamental. It is also used in traditional medicine in some countries and can be used as an insecticide.


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    1. It is said that bitter wood is traditionally used as a tonic but not in Sri Lanka.