African Plant Database


Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus Verdc.
Family : FABACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 24(2): 241 (1970)
Information on the genus : Abrus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Abrus squamulosus E. Mey.
=Abrus cyaneus R. Vig. (1951) p.p.
=Abrus tunguensis P. de Lima (1921)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody, sub-woody or herbaceous climber 1-4,5 m long, stems often attaining over 1,5 cm Ø, 5 cm in girth; stems usually greenish, sparsely appressed or somewhat spreading pubescent or glabrous; pod persistent, finely tuberculate.
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Ecology : Grassland with scattered thicket; bushland; cultivations; often in rocky places; forest galleries; slightly humid places; termite mounds in sandy-clayey zones; on Kalahari sand; savannas; waste; woodlands; lake shore; 0-1350 m alt. - Weedy plant.
  Caprivi Strip; Botswana, S. Africa; Seychelles, Marquesas, Madagascar, Mauritius. Introduced into Australia and the New World.
  Subsp. precatorius in tropical Asia and Australia.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Grassland, Woodland, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Blumea 10[2]: 619 (1960).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 567 (1966).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 88 (1985).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 35 (1986).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 194 (1997).
  • Bothalia 31[1&2]: 75 (2001).

Bibliography other :
  • Flow. Pl. Africa 63: 50-55. pl. 2288 (2013)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
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