Abrus melanospermus

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Abrus melanospermus
Abrus melanospermus


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Abreae
Genus: Abrus
Species: Abrus melanospermus
Subspecies: A. m. subsp. melanospermus – A. m. subsp. suffruticosus – A. m. subsp. tenuiflorus


Abrus melanospermus Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bot. Bogor. Alt. 282. (1844)


  • Heterotypic
    • Abrus pulchellus Wall., Numer. List [Wallich] n. 5819, (1831-32) nom. inval. nom. nud.
    • Abrus pulchellus Wall. ex Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. [Thwaites] 91. (1859)

Note: If Abrus melanospermus and Abrus pulchellus are conspecific, as detailed by Harder (2000) then A. melanospermus must be the correct combination, as it was validly published the earliest.


Primary referencesEdit

Additional referencesEdit

  • Harder, D.K. 2000. Typification and New Combinations in Abrus Adanson (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Abreae). Novon 10(2): 124. DOI: 10.2307/3393010 JSTOR


Vernacular namesEdit

العربية: قلقل جميل
日本語: アブルス・プルケッルス
中文: 美丽相思子
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