Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker
subsp. africanus (Vatke) Verdc.

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
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Mozambique distribution: T
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 213 - 214.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 278. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 46.

Other sources of information about Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus:

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Flora of Malawi: Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus
Flora of Zambia: Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Abrus schimperi
African Plant Database: Abrus schimperi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Abrus schimperi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Abrus schimperi
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Abrus schimperi
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Abrus schimperi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Abrus schimperi
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Abrus schimperi
iNaturalist: Abrus schimperi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abrus schimperi
JSTOR Plant Science: Abrus schimperi
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Abrus schimperi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Abrus schimperi
Plants of the World Online: Abrus schimperi
Tropicos: Abrus schimperi
Wikipedia: Abrus schimperi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Abrus schimperi subsp. africanus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131290, retrieved 30 March 2023

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