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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Abrus precatorius

Scientific Name Abrus precatorius
Common Name Rosary Pea
Family Fabaceae
Info "Abrus precatorius, known commonly as jequirity, Crab's eye, rosary pea is a slender, perennial climber that twines around trees, shrubs, and hedges. It is a legume with long, pinnate-leafleted leaves.The plant is best known for its seeds, which are used as beads and in percussion instruments, and which are toxic due to the presence of abrin. The plant is native to Indonesia and grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world where it has been introduced. It can be a weedy plant."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 3/7/2013
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