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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Lupinus

Lupinus albus Linn., Sp.Pl. 721. 1753. Bailey, l.c. 566; Amaral Franco & Pinto da Silva in Tutin et al, Fl. Europ. 2:105.1968; Chamberlain in Davis, Fl. Turk. 3:38.1970; Gladstones in Tech. Bull. Dept. Agr. W. Australia 26:5.1974.

Annual, thickly pubescent throughout, hairs appressed, white; stems few, up to 2 m long. Leaf palmately compound, leaflets 7-9, c. 25-35 mm long, c. 14-18 mm broad, obovate, mucronate, glabrous above, pubescent below; stipules adnate. Inflorescence subsessile, few flowered. Pedicel 1-2 mm long. Calyx 8-9 mm long, both lips shallowly lobed. Corolla 8-14 mm long, white to dark azure. Fruit 8-11 cm long, subcylindric, 5-6-seeded.

Type: Herb. Linn. 898.2 (LINN).

Cultivated as an ornamental plant; native of the Mediterranean region.


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