Abrus Adans.

First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 327 (1763)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to SW. Pacific.

Distribution

Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bahamas, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Niue, Panamá, Peru, Pitcairn Is., Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Society Is., Southwest Caribbean, Sumatera, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Wallis-Futuna Is., Windward Is.

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 174.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Breteler in Blumea 10: 607 (1960).
  • Fam. Pl. 2: 327 (1763).
  • Verdcourt in Kew Bull. 24: 235–253 (1970).
  • —Breteler in Blumea 10: 607 (1960).
  • —Verdcourt in Kew Bull. 24: 235–253 (1970).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin, A. S. Hassan & B. T. Styles [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Breteler in Blumea 10: 607 (1960)
  • Fam. Pl. 2: 327 (1763)
  • Verdc. in K.B. 24:235 (1970)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dupuy, D.J. [M 478], Madagascar 61069.000 No

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Legumes of the World Online

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