Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
native range includes
Additional detail Australia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Bangladesh Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Botswana Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Cambodia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail China Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Fiji Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail French Polynesia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail India Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Indonesia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Kenya Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Lao People`s Democratic Republic Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Madagascar Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Malaysia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Mauritius Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Myanmar (Burma) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Namibia Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Niger Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Pacific Ocean Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Pakistan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Papua New Guinea Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Philippines Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Rwanda Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Seychelles Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail South Africa Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sri Lanka Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Sudan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Swaziland Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Taiwan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Tanzania, United Republic of Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Thailand Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Togo Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Uganda Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Viet Nam (Vietnam) Global Invasive Species Listings  
introduced range includes
Additional detail Bahamas Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Cayman Islands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Ecuador Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Guam Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Hawaii, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Honduras Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Japan Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Mexico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Micronesia, Federated States of (FSM) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail New Caledonia (Nouvelle Caledonie) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Northern Mariana Islands Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Palau Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Puerto Rico Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Puerto Rico USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail U. S. Virgin Islands USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail United States (USA) Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Virgin Islands, USA Global Invasive Species Listings  
Additional detail Wallis and Futuna Global Invasive Species Listings  
  • geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
geographic distribution
Additional detail Africa & Madagascar - Madagascar Missouri Botanical Garden  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
  • plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
plant growth habit
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail vine
  • vine
    Twining/climbing plant with relatively long stems, can be woody or herbaceous.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/vine
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Ecology

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
habitat
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail hedge
  • hedge
    A dense growth of shrubbery planted as a fence or boundary.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000046
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail subtropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
habitat
Additional detail non-marine IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
  • wetland indicator status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
wetland indicator status (NWPL)
Additional detail facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail upland National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail upland National Wetland Plant List  
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
has predator
Additional detail Brushfooted Butterflies GloBI  
Additional detail Butterflies GloBI  
Additional detail Ceraunus Blue GloBI  
Additional detail Common Grass Yellow GloBI  
Additional detail Common Sailor GloBI  
Additional detail Curetis GloBI  
Additional detail Curetis thetis GloBI  
Additional detail Gerosis GloBI  
Additional detail Gossamer-wing Butterflies GloBI  
Additional detail Grass Yellows GloBI  
Additional detail Hemiargus GloBI  
Additional detail Hemiargus hanno GloBI  
Additional detail Jamides GloBI  
Additional detail Jamides celeno GloBI  
Additional detail Neptis GloBI  
Additional detail Sulphurs GloBI  
elevation median
Additional detail 30 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  
max Additional detail 1,500 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
life cycle habit
Additional detail perennial
  • perennial
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span extends over more than two growing seasons, c.f. annual, biennial, ephemeral, of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/perennial
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Abrus precatorius</i>
  • invasive/noxious listings
    Indicates whether a taxon is listed on a global or regional list of invasive organisms or whether it has special legal status due to its negative impact on human welfare or ecosystems.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/InvasiveNoxiousStatus
invasive/noxious listings
Additional detail Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant List
  • Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant List
    Organism is listed in the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Invasive Plant List (19 October 1999). Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Florida. http://www.fleppc.org/
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/fleppc
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

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