Swaziland's Flora Database:
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Abrus precatorius - Vigorous twiner, almost hairless except inflorescence. Leaves up to 10 cm long with more than ten pairs of leaflets c 1,5 cm long x 5 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal, short with few small flowers, corollas mauve. Pods clustered, woody, square at base, shortly hairy, covered with small knobs; seeds c four, hard, shiny, red and black.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.