Thursday, June 8, 2017

Abrus Precatorius

Common names / local names: crab's eye,  rosary pea, Indian licorice, saga rambat, wild licorice, cock's eye, coral bead, prayer bead, jequirity, John Crow bead
Family : Fabaceae
Genus : Abrus

Abrus precatorius is native to Southeast Asia  but now can be found in subtropical areas. The name Abrus, meaning beautiful or graceful, is used to describe the appearance of the seed.