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List of names matching "Physostigma venenosum"
Status Name
accepted Physostigma venenosum Balf.

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Physostigma venenosum

Accepted name

Physostigma venenosum Balf.1, 2


Tribe: Phaseoleae;  Genus: Physostigma

Vernacular names

Calabar Bean3; Calabar Bean1; Ordeal Bean4


Perennial climbing shrub;  not threatened


Toxins4; Toxins5

Geographical records

Africa6:   Cameroon(N)1, Equatorial Guinea-ISO(N)1, Gabon(N)1, Ghana(N)1, Ivory Coast(N)1, Liberia(N)1, Mali(N)6, Nigeria(N)1, Sierra Leone(N)1, Zaire(N)1

Asia2:   China(I)2

(N = native, I = introduced, U = uncertain status)

Habitats (for Africa only)

Guineo-Congolian forest7; Guineo-Congolian forest1

Literature citations

Description1, 2, 8, 9


2004-01 (Fl. Sinicae) Novoselova MS extract


1:Hepper, F.N. (1958) Papilionoideae. In: Flora West Tropical Africa. Keay, R.W.J.
2:Wu, T.L. (1995) Canavalia & ... In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sinicae, 41 (Leguminosae 3)
3:Terrell, E.E. (1977) Checklist of Names for 3, 000 Vas. Pl... Agric. Handbook No. 505
4:Dalziel, J.M. (1937) The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa
5:Verdcourt, B. & Trump, E.C. (1969) Common Poisonous Plants of East Africa
6:Boudet, G. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1986) Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. IEMVPT Et. +Syn. 16.
7:Gillett, J.B. et al. (1971) Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop.E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill
8:Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1954) Flore du Congo Belge Vol. 6. Dalbergieae, Vicieae, Phaseoleae
9:Gillett, J.B. (1966) Kew Bull. 20: 103-11. Notes on Legums. (Physostigma, Vatovaea).

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TROPICOS nomenclatural database at Missouri Botanical Garden (W3TROPICOS)


database of root-nodule bacteria at RIKEN, Japan

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