Abrus Adans.

Plants climbing. Leaves paripinnately compound, opposite leaflets, terminating in a bristle; stipules and stipels present. Inflorescence compound racemose, terminal or axillary. Flowers papilionaceous. Calyx campanulate with 5 short, subequal teeth or lobes. Corolla white, pinkish or purplish. Stamens 9. Ovary 1 locule, Pod dehiscent. Seeds subglobose or compressed.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith