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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

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/2/2016)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 12/5/2016)
Sexual reproduction: Outcrossing
Nitrogen fixation: Yes
Seed Dispersal in nature: Mammal, Water
Floral and plant sex: Hermaphroditic/bisexual flowers
Inflorescence type: Raceme
Inflorescence position: Terminal
Pollination: Insects
Fruit dehiscence: Dehiscent
Seed storage behavior and longevity: Orthodox
Toxic parts: Forage with seeds, Leaves, Pods, Seeds, Stems
Details: Toxicity: Foliage and other parts, particularly seeds, of some species contain toxic quantities of quinolizidine alkaloids that cause acute neurological illness; however, seeds of some moderately toxic species are made edible as human food by appropriate processing. A few species that contain piperidine alkaloids or anagyrine cause birth defects in livestock, especially cattle, by impairing fetal mobility. In the Old World, lupinosis is a chronic liver disease caused by fungi that infect lupin species.


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