Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Noot., Blumea 11: 517 1963. (Syn: Locandia glandulifera Pierre; Locandia indica (Gaern.) Kuntze; Locandia lucida (Steud.) Kuntze; Locandia madagascariensis (A. Juss.) Kuntze; Locandia mekongensis Pierre; Manungala pendula Blanco; Mauduita penduliflora Comm. ex DC.; Niota commersonii Pers.; Niota lamarckiana Bl.; Niota lucida Wall.; Niota pentapetala Poir.; Niota tetrapetala Poir.; Samadera brevipetala Scheff.; Samadera glandulifera Presl; Samadera indica Gaertn.; Samadera indica var. brevipetala Backer; Samadera lucida Planch.; Samadera madagascariensis A. Juss.; Samadera mekongensis (Pierre) Engl.; Samadera nanopetala Scheffer ex Backer; Samadera pentapetala (Poir.) G. Don; Samadera tetrapetala (Poir.) G. Don; Samandura indica (Gaertn.) Baill.; Samandura indica (Gaertn.) Pierre ex Laness.; Simaba indica (Gaertn.) Baill.; Vitmannia elliptica Vahl; Vitmannia lucida Steud.);            

Java, Vietnam, peninsular Malaysia (Johor), +Singapore, Sri Lanka, Borneo,
Sumatra, Philippines, Moluccas, NE-Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Isl., Bismarck
Arch., Madagascar, Pemba Isl., Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Palau Isl. (Babeldaob),
Andaman Isl., Myanmar [Burma] (Taninthayi), India (Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka,
Kerala)
as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Niepa Bark Tree • Hindi: लोखंडी Lokhandi • Kannada: ನೀಪಾ Nipa, samdera • Malayalam: Karinghota, കര്ംഗൊടാ Karingota • Marathi: लोखंडी Lokhandi • Sanskrit: गुच्छकरंजः Gucchakaranjah • Tamil: karincottai, நீபம் Nibam, நீபா Nipa


 

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Quassia indica (Gaertn.) Noot. Blumea xi. 517 (1963).
Basionym: Samadera indica Gaertn. Fruct. Sem. Pl. ii. 352. t. 156. (1790 – 1792)
Family: Simaroubaceae.
Location: TBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram.
Couldnt find much information on this.


As far as I know, Simarouba glauca, an oil yielding tree, is known as Lakshmi Taru, Sorka Maram and Paradise tree.


 
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