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Quassia is a genus of evergreen tropical Asian trees and shrubs (family Simaroubaceae), counting about 40 species. Best known is Bitterwood[?] (Quassia amara), a tree up to 6 meters (20 feet) tall. Its heartwood[?] contains quassiin[?], a bitter-tasting substance that was used in medicine.

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