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Abrus fruticulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 236 (1834)
Information on the genus : Abrus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Abrus melanospermus subsp. suffruticosus (Boutique) D.K. Harder
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Abrus pulchellus subsp. suffruticosus (Boutique) Verdc.
=Abrus suffruticosus Boutique (1955)
=Abrus melanospermus subsp. suffruticosus (Boutique) D.K. Harder (2000)
=Abrus pulchellus auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing woody vine 1,8-6 m tall (subsp. tenuiflorus), or procumbent or ascending woody-based herb or woody shrub 0,2-1 m long.
Ecology : - Subsp. suffruticosus (Boutique) D. K. Harder bas.: A. suffruticosus Boutique (type from Zaire). syn.: A. repens Tiss.; A. fruticulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (Cf. subsp. tenuiflorus below; Breteler in Vlumea 10: 614-617 (1960); H. pulch
  The very wide concept used by Breteler treating the complex A. schimperi-A. pulchellus under A. fruticulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn., is not followed here (cf. Enum. 2: 59, 1992).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 295 (2006).
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