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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Abreae
Genus: Abrus
Species: A. canescens - A. cantoniensis - A. fruticulosus - A. laevigatus - A. melanospermus - A. mollis - A. precatorius - A. schimperi

Name

Abrus Adans.

References

* ITIS [1]

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Abrus is a genus of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae and the only genus found in the Tribe Abreae. It contains, 13–18 species, but is best known for a single species, Jequirity (A. precatorius). The highly toxic seeds of that species are used to make jewellery.

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