Strychnos Nux-vomica


Strychnos Nux-vomica: the plant with flowers but with unpleasant smell


The nuts are toxic

When you are near the plant, you can smell the unpleasant scent. In fact, the nuts are posinous in nature as well. They grow well in the tropical areas.

Strychnos Nux-vomica is also known as strychnine tree, Nux vomica, poison nut, semen strychnos and quaker buttons. It is a one type of deciduous tree. This is a medium sized tree with a thick trunk, crooked, the wood is white, hard, durable and the root is very bitter. The flowers are small, greeny white which are blooming in the cold weather and having a disagreeable or unpleasant smell.


Strychnos Nux-vomica is the scientific name of the tree and related to species of strychnine tree. It is a strange and a unique medium-sized tree in the family Loganiaceae that grows in open habitats. The Strychnos Nux-vomica super division is Embryophyta and division is vascular plants and tracheophytes. Its subdivision is spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames.



Look at the beautiful flowers

Strychnos Nux-vomica is chiefly originates from India and South-East Asia and now it also introduced in tropical Africa regions. It’s generally found in tropical and subtropical areas such as Southeast Asia and Australia.


Strychnos Nux-vomica belongs to a tropical environment. The natural habitat of these trees is at the edge of a dense forest, on river banks and along the shore. Mainly occurs on loam or loamy-sandy soil as well as on lateritic and clayey loam soils. It grows in open habitats.


Strychnos Nux-vomica is cultivated in semi evergreen and moist deciduous forests. These trees are grown and develop in those regions where the maximum temperature varies from 35 to 45 Celsius and minimum temperature varies from 4 to 18 Celsius, and also rainfall ranges from 750 to 3750 mm.

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Scientific classification of Strychnos Nux-vomica

Strychnos Nux-vomica


Strychnos Nux-vomica

Strychnos Nux-vomica

Scientific Classification

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