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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Honduras.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or short-lived perennial, up to 1 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem villous with very long spreading hairs over a denser pubescence.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 7–9-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate-cuneate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, up to 25–70 mm. long, 5–15 mm. wide, pointed or rounded at the apex, usually pilose on both surfaces; petiole 7–16 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules with the free part linear-subulate, 10–30 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes up to 15–50 cm. long, with many ± verticillate flowers; bracts linear-caudate to lanceolate-caudate, up to 20 mm. long; pedicels 3–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (8–)10–12 mm. long, tomentose; upper lip bifid; lower lobe entire to minutely 3-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard suborbicular, mostly blue or pink, glabrous; wings ± as long as the keel; keel narrowly beaked, 12–14 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod narrowly oblong, with a small straight beak, 25–40 mm. long, 5–8 mm. wide, villous, with rather thin valves impressed between the 3–6 rather small seeds.
Habitat
Near rivers, roadsides and in waste places; 1650–1800 m.
Distribution
locally naturalized, originally from Central America T7

Native to:

Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest

Introduced into:

Malawi, New Guinea, Tanzania

Lupinus ehrenbergii Schltdl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hinton, G.B. [8289], Mexico K000119224
Hinton, G.B. [9023], Mexico K000119218
Hinton, G.B. [13450], Mexico K000119219
Hinton, G.B. [8318], Mexico K000119226
Hinton, G.B. [8270], Mexico K000119227
Hinton, G.B. [8261], Mexico K000119229
Hinton, G.B. [8303], Mexico K000119231
Hinton, G.B. [8994], Mexico K000119221
Hinton, G.B. [8268], Mexico K000119225
Hinton, G.B. [8269], Mexico K000119216
Hartweg, T. [281], Mexico K001294517
Pringle [8996], Mexico K000081968 isotype
Hinton, G.B. [8965], Mexico K000119222
Hinton, G.B. [8321], Mexico K000119223
Hinton, G.B. [8302], Mexico K000119228
Hartweg, T. [s.n.], Mexico K001294514
Hartweg, T. [281], Mexico K001294515
Hinton, G.B. [8960], Mexico K000119220
Hinton, G.B. [15403], Mexico K000119217
Coulter, T. [569], Mexico K001294516
Hinton, G.B. [8316], Mexico K000119230

First published in Linnaea 12: 334 (1838)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • Lock, J.M. & Ford, C.S. (2004). Legumes of Malesia a Check-List: 1-295. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • Standley, P.C. & Steyermark, J.A. (1946). Flora of Guatemala Fieldiana Botany New Series 24(5): 1-502. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. P. Smith, Sp. Lupin.: 43 (1938).
  • Schlecht. in Linnaea 12: 33 (1838).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0