EPPO Global Database

Simarouba amara(QUAAM)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: QUAAM
  • Preferred name: Simarouba amara
  • Authority: Aublet


Mexico, Central America, South America (northern, to Bolivia and central Brazil). Introduced in Indochina (Myanmar, Vietnam), Malesia (Philippines, Java), Congo

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Quassia amara Linnaeus
Quassia simarouba Wright

Common names
Name Language
bitterwood English
Surinam quassia English
Bitterholzbaum German
Fliegenholzbaum German
Quassiaholzbaum German
acajou blanc French
bois de Surinam French
quassia amer French
quassia amara Italian
bitterhout Dutch
quássia Portuguese
quássia-amarga Portuguese
quássia-da-Caiena Portuguese