EPPO Global Database

Abrus precatorius(ABRPR)

Code created in: 2004-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: ABRPR
  • Preferred name: Abrus precatorius
  • Authority: Linnaeus


India to Indochina, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), Australia. Cultivated as an ornamental house plant. Fruits very toxic, leaves and fruits used medicinally. Introduced in Malesia, USA (Florida), Central America, Caribbean, South America (northern), New Guinea

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Abrus abrus (Linnaeus) Wight
Glycine abrus Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
akar saga English
cock's eyes English
coondrimany English
coral bead English
country licorice English
crab's-eye English (GB)
crab's eye creeper English
gidee gidee English
Indian licorice English (US)
Jamaica wild licorice English
jequirity English
jequirity bean English
John Crow bead English
jumbie bead English
love pea English
paternoster pea English
prayer bead English
precatory bean English (US)
precatory pea English
ratti English
red-bead vine English
rosary pea English (GB)
weather plant English
wild licorice English
Kranzerbse German
Paternostererbse German
arbre à chapelets French
liane à réglisse French
réglisse d'Amérique French
bejuco de chochos Spanish
bejuco de pionia Spanish (NI)
cochos de pinta Spanish (CO)
colorines Spanish (HN)
guairuros Spanish (BO)
ojo de canzero Spanish
ojos de cangrejos Spanish
peronia Spanish
fagiolo corallino Italian
regolizia d'America Italian
paternostererwt Dutch
weesboontje Dutch
carolina-miuda Portuguese (BR)
conteira Portuguese
crisnala Portuguese (BR)
fruta-de-conta Portuguese
jequiriti Portuguese
jiriquiti Portuguese (BR)
olho-de-pombo Portuguese (BR)
tento Portuguese
paternosterärt Swedish
paternosterböna Swedish
tô-azuki Japanese
トウアズキ Japanese
абрус опасный Russian
'ain eldiek Arabic
عين الديك Arabic
xiāng sī zǐ Chinese
相思子 Chinese
olinda Sinhalese
adisamiyai Tamil
kunri Tamil