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Taxon: Abrus precatorius L.

Genus: Abrus
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Abreae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 739
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 12, 2:472. 1767
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 21-Oct-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-Jul-2010
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
FL*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • coral-beadplant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • crab's-eye   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • gidee-gidee   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • Indian-licorice   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Indian-liquorice   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • jequirity   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • jequirity-bean   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • licorice-vine   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • love-bean   (Source: Kellerman et al.1988) – English
  • lucky-bean   (Source: Kellerman et al.1988) – English
  • minnie-minnies   (Source: Kellerman et al.1988) – English
  • prayer-beads   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • precatory   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • precatory-bean   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • red-beadvine   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • rosary-pea   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • weatherplant   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • weathervine   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • alcaçuz-da-américa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • assacumirim   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jequiriti   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • olho-de-cabra-miúdo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • olho-de-pombo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • tento   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • paternosterböna   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Rwanda
    West Tropical Africa: Niger; Togo
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia [n.]
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Tuamotu Archipelago
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized in neotropics

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated in tropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali.
  • Breteler, F. J. 1960. Revision of Abrus Adanson (Pap.) with special reference to Africa. Blumea 10:617.
  • Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979–1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Kala, C. P. et al. 2004. Prioritization of medicinal plants on the basis of available knowledge, existing practices and use value status in Uttaranchal, India. Biodivers. & Conservation 13:461.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. 1988. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. [poisonous].
  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. [poisonous].
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Lock, J. M. & J. Heald. 1994. Legumes of Indochina: a checklist.
  • Lock, J. M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India.
  • Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource).
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  • Verdcourt, B. 1970. Studies in the Leguminosae-Papilionoideae for the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa': II. Kew Bull. 24:240.
  • Westphal, E. & P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). A:27.
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Check other web resources for Abrus precatorius L.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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