Abrus


Abrus

Taxobox
name = "Abrus"



image_width = 250px
image_caption = "Abrus precatorius"
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Magnoliopsida
ordo = Fabales
familia = Fabaceae
subfamilia = Faboideae
tribus = Abreae
genus = "Abrus"
genus_authority = Adans.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

"Abrus" is a genus of 13–18 species in the family Fabaceae, best known for one species, "Abrus precatorius", Jequirity. The seeds of that species are used in beading and are infamous for their toxicity.

;Species
*"Abrus aureus". Madagascar.
*"Abrus baladensis". Somalia.
*"Abrus bottae". Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
*"Abrus canescens". Africa.
*"Abrus diversifoliatus". Madagascar.
*"Abrus fruticulosus". India.
*"Abrus gawenensis". Somalia.
*"Abrus laevigatus". Southern Africa.
*"Abrus longibracteatus". Laos and Vietnam.
*"Abrus madagascariensis". Madagascar.
*"Abrus parvifolius". Madagascar.
*"Abrus precatorius". Pantropics.
*"Abrus pulchellus". Africa.
*"Abrus sambiranensis". Madagascar.
*"Abrus schimperi". Africa.
*"Abrus somalensis". Somalia.
*"Abrus wittei". Zaire.

References

* [http://www.ildis.org/LegumeWeb/ ILDIS Legume database]


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