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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 721. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: About 200 species; most numerous in Western North and South America, with a second centre round the Mediterranean.


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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.

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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 glabrous above; corolla white Lupinus albus
+ Leaflets pubescent on both sides; corolla blue, keel white tipped Lupinus hirsutus
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