Simarouba amara

Scientific name: Simarouba amara Aubl.
Synonym: Zwingera amara (Aubl.) Willd.
Synonym 2: Simarouba glauca DC.
Botanical family: SIMAROUBACEAE

Botanical description

Small or medium-sized tree,6-30 m high, glabrous.  Leaves alternate, compound; leaflets 8-15 subcoriaceous, oblong, round at the apex, cuneate at the base, green on the upper side, pale or glaucous on the underside.  Panicles very ramified; flowers numerous, whitish, densely clustered on branches.  Drupe oval to oblong-oval, bright red, black when ripe, with thin white pulp.





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