Abrus melanospermus (Hassk.) D.K.Harder
subsp. suffruticosus (Boutique) D.K.Harder

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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,Lk
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 215 - 217.

Harris, T., Darbyshire, I. & Polhill, R. (2011). New species and range extensions from Mt Namuli, Mt Mabu and Mt Chiperone in northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 66(2) Page 248.

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Flora of Mozambique: Abrus melanospermus subsp. suffruticosus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Abrus melanospermus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Abrus melanospermus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Abrus melanospermus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Abrus melanospermus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Abrus melanospermus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Abrus melanospermus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abrus melanospermus
Ispot Southern Africa: Abrus melanospermus
JSTOR Plant Science: Abrus melanospermus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Abrus melanospermus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Abrus melanospermus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Abrus melanospermus
Tropicos: Abrus melanospermus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Abrus melanospermus subsp. suffruticosus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=195650, retrieved 23 February 2018

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