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Taxon: Abrus fruticulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Genus: Abrus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Abreae
Nomen number: 310593
Place of publication: Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 236. 1834
Link to protologue:
Comment: Breteler viewed this species in a much broader sense
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka]


  1. Berhaut, J. 1965. Attempt to revise the Abrus of western and central Africa. Change in name for Rhynchosia albiflora Leguminosae. Adansonia sér. 2, 5:359. Note: = Abrus pulchellus
  2. Breteler, F. J. 1960. Revision of Abrus Adanson (Pap.) with special reference to Africa. Blumea 10:612.
  3. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  4. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  5. Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932-. Flora of Suriname.
  6. Sanjappa, M. 1992. Legumes of India
  7. Verdcourt, B. 1970. Studies in the Leguminosae-Papilionoideae for the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa': II. Kew Bull. 24:245.

Check other web resources for Abrus fruticulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. :

  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310593. Accessed 20 July 2019.