Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Abrus precatorius Linn.

Family: Papilionaceae Genus: Abrus Species: Abrus precatorius Linn.






Synonym Abrus abrus, Glycine abrus Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Jequirity, Crab's eye Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Coral bead vine, Rosary pea Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Chaning Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to 600 m Fruit Type Pod
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit a short, oblong pod, splitting before falling to reveal 3-8 shiny hard seeds, 6-7 mm long, scarlet with black bases
Habitat Occurs in scrub jungles and deciduous forests Bark Type Smooth
Distribution India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan And Tropical Africa Bark Details Bark smooth-textured, brown
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Woody perennial twining shrubs; young stems puberulent Leaf Details Leaves alternate, 5-13 cm long, even-pinnately compound with 5-15 pairs of leaflets, these oval to oblong, to 1.8 cm long, with margins entire

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details