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  Abrus precatorius
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  Family: FABACEAE/LEGUMINOSAE (Subfam.: Papilionoideae)
  Citation:  Abrus precatorius L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 12) 2: 472.1767; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:175.1876; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 349(247). 1918; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 135. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 115. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 118. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 155. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 145. 1990; Sanjappa, Legumes Ind. 74. 1992; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 133. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 129. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 173. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 83. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 83. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 155. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 196. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 263. 2009. Glycine abrus L., Sp. Pl. 753. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chuvannakunni, Kakani, Kunni, Kunnikuru, Gunj
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bead Vine, Black-Eyed Susan, Buddhist Rosary Bead, Crab's eye, Indian liquorice, Rosary pea, Wild liquorice
  Description: Woody perennial twining shrubs; young stems puberulent. Leaves even-pinnate; leaflets 12-16 pairs, 0.8-2.5 x 0.4-1 cm, oblong to elliptic, base and apex obtuse, lower surface sparsely pubescent. Flowers pink, in axillary racemes; bracts deltoid, minute; bracteoles c. 1mm across, suborbicular. Calyx 2-4 mm long, hispid. Petals 9-12 mm long. Stamens 9, monadelphous. Ovary subsessile, many ovuled; style incurved. Pods 3-4 x 1-1.5 cm, oblong, slightly inflated, fulvo-puberulent; seeds many, 5-7 x 4-5 mm, subglobose, scarlet red with black eyes.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Champakkad, Thellikkal, Ezhimala, Vallicode, Pappinisseri, Olavakkot, Thazhakkara, Changarakode
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