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Lupinus Linn., Sp.Pl. 721. 1753. Bailey, Man. Cult. Pl. (revised ed.) 564. 1968.

Herbs or shrubs. Leaf generally palmately multifoliolate; stipules adnate.. Inflorescence a terminal raceme. Bract caducous, bracteoles mostly persistent. Calyx 2-lipped. Vexillum orbicular or broadly ovate. Wing petals connate at the apex. Keel beaked. Stamens monadelphous, anthers alternately long and short. Ovary sessile, 2-many ovuled, style incurved, glabrous or with a ring of hairs beneath the terminal stigma. Fruit compressed, 2-valved, often constricted between the seeds. Seed estrophiolate.

About 200 species; most numerous in Western North and South America, with a second centre round the Mediterranean.

1 Annual; seeds more than 5 mm, dull; leaflets 4-9   (2)
+ Perennial herb; seeds less than 5 mm, shining; leaflets 9-17   Lupinus polyphyllus
2 (1) Leaflets pubescent on both sides; corolla blue, keel white tipped   Lupinus hirsutus
+ Leaflets glabrous above; corolla white   Lupinus albus

Lower Taxa


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