IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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Range Description

Following the taxonomy used by Kumar and Sane (2003) and Pullaiah and Sri Ramamurthy (2001) this species is endemic to India. ILDIS Legume web also lists this species as native to Java, with an uncertain presence in the Philippines. However, the only herbarium specimens found from Java are A.precatorius and for the Philippines A.precatorius and A.pulchellus. If Abrus pulchellus and A. mollis are reduced to synonyms of this species, as suggested by Breteler (1960), then the range is much wider in tropical Asia and Africa. Abrus fruticulosus is known to be a variable species, so specimens need careful verification if these species are treated separately.

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