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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Abrus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Papilionoideae

Seventeen species, native to tropical and subtropical regions, with four species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Abrus laevigatus


Abrus melanospermus

Recorded from Mozambique.


Abrus precatorius

Abrus schimperi

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.