Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Noot.

    (Quassia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : HINGOT FAMILY (हिंगोट फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : SIMAROUBACEAE
  • Basionym : Samadera indica Gaertn.
  • Synonym(s) : Samadera lucida Planch.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Noot.
  • Common name : Niepa bark tree
  • Vernacular name : Njotta, Katinjotta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests, along backwaters and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : January-July
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : South Konkan
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar and Sri Lanka
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Quassia indica. Downloaded on 20 January 2022.


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