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Abrus madagascariensis

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Abrus madagascariensis is a plant in the legume family Fabaceae, native to Madagascar. It grows as a herb, shrub or liana.

Distribution and habitat

Abrus madagascariensis is endemic to Madagascar, where it is confined to Antsiranana and Mahajanga provinces in the north of the country. Its habitat is in deciduous woodland from sea level to 500 metres (1,600 ft) altitude.[1]

Conservation

As of 2015, there were only 11 known subpopulations of Abrus madagascariensis. Wildfires are the main threat to the species' habitat. Eight subpopulations are present in protected areas (including Ankarafantsika National Park) where the species is conserved.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group.; Missouri Botanical Garden, -. (2017). "Abrus madagascariensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T68002824A68004207. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T68002824A68004207.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Abrus madagascariensis". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
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Abrus madagascariensis: Brief Summary

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Abrus madagascariensis is a plant in the legume family Fabaceae, native to Madagascar. It grows as a herb, shrub or liana.

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