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Abrus precatorius
(Fabaceae)

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Abrus precatorius is native to India, and perhaps other parts of tropical Asia. 


Species description or overview

Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii is presented by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawai).

Abrus precatorius information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Abrus precatorius information from PIER
Information on Abrus precatorius as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Abrus precatorius
Nomenclatural information about Abrus precatorius is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Abrus precatorius information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abrus precatorius--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Abrus precatorius information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Abrus precatorius, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Abrus precatorius
Nomenclatural information about Abrus precatorius is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii is presented by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawai).

Abrus precatorius (Fabaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Abrus precatorius as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Risk assessments

Weed risk assessment for Abrus precatorius for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Abrus precatorius for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Control methods

Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii is presented by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawai).

Abrus precatorius information from CTAHR (Motooka et al.) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius from "Weeds of Hawaii's pastures and natural areas: an identification and management guide" (Motooka et al. 2003) is provided by the University of Hawaii's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).


Images

Images of Abrus precatorius (Fabaceae) (black-eyed Susan, rosary pea)
Links to high-resolution free images of Abrus precatorius (Fabaceae) (black-eyed Susan, rosary pea) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Abrus precatorius information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abrus precatorius in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Abrus precatorius images from PIER
Images of Abrus precatorius provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Abrus precatorius information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abrus precatorius in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Abrus precatorius information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Abrus precatorius--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Information about Abrus precatorius as a weed in Hawaii is presented by the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawai).


Books

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives)
Veitch, C.R. and M.N. Clout (eds.) . 2002. Turning the tide: The eradication of invasive species (proceedings of the International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives). IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. vii + 414pp. ISBN: 2-8317-0682-3.

Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide
Motooka, Philip, Luisa Castro, Duane Nelson, Guy Nagai, and Lincoln Ching. 2003. Weeds of Hawaii's Pastures and Natural Areas: An Identification and Management Guide. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (University of Hawaii--Manoa), Honolulu. 184 pp. color illus. ISBN: 1-929325-14-2.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida
Langeland, K.A. and R.L. Stocker. (1997-)2001. Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida. SP 242, one of a series of the Department of Agronomy, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First printed: 1997. Revised: April, 2001.


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