Abrus melanospermus - Perennial wine, about 6m long, usually climbing on bushes and trees. Stipules linear. Leaves compound, about 14-34 foliolate, leaflets predominantly oblong or oblong-obovate, 7-20 mm long, 5-6mm wide. Inflorescences racemose, terminal or axillary, longer than the leaves, flowers 8-10 mm long, petals lavender or light purple, fruits 5-7 cm long, about 1 cm wide, fulvo-puberulent, Seeds lenticular, about 5mm in diameter, mottled greyish brown.
|Scientific Name||Abrus melanospermus|
|Local Name||Ela olinda ( එළ ඔළිඳ)|
|Conservation Status||LC (NCS)-2012|
|Edible Parts||•Roots, seeds, leaves, •in some occasions, the whole plant is used|