Abrus precatorius

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Abrus precatorius L.

Fabaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: paripinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: legume

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Fabanae
Ordo:
Fabales

Abrus precatorius is a climber.

Naming

Abrus precatorius was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Abrus precatorius is a species in the genus Abrus which contains 26 species and belongs to the family of the Fabaceae (Legume Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers are comparatively short-lived.

Leaves

Abrus precatorius is deciduous. The paripinnate leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Abrus precatorius produces light purple flowers.

The climbers produce legumes.

Root System

Distribution

Abrus precatorius is native to the tropics and is naturalized in Florida.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Poisonousness

Abrus precatorius is toxic.

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Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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