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Abrus precatorius L.     
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. precatorius  

Gidee Gidee
The seeds of this species contain albrin, one of the most powerful poisons known. This subspecies is native to North Queensland.


  Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius
Description:Flowers Description:Flowers - side view
  Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E
  Date:22 April 2018 Date:22 April 2018
  Field No.: 6466 Field No.: 6466
     
  Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius
 
Description:Leaves Description:Leaves - underside
  Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E
  Date:22 April 2018 Date:22 April 2018
  Field No.: 6466 Field No.: 6466
     
  Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Leaves
  Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E
  Date:22 April 2018 Date:22 April 2018
  Field No.: 6466 Field No.: 6466
     
  Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius Abrus precatorius subsp. precatorius
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant in habitat
  Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland Location:Dead Man's Gully, Clifton Beach, Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E GPS coordinates:16˚45.8442S, 14540.4640E
  Date:22 April 2018 Date:22 April 2018
  Field No.: 6466 Field No.: 6466
     

 

References (accessed 2 July 2018):

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Abrus_precatorius.htm

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2012/10/gallery-the-most-poisonous-plants-in-australia-(part-ii)

 

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Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2018

 

 

Abrus precatorius