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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[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, 3–12 dm. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem covered with a soft tomentum of fine only slightly spreading hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 7–11 (–13)-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate-cuneate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, (20–)40–70 mm. long, (4–)7–10(–14) mm. wide, appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole (3–)5–11 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules linear-subulate, 5–15(–25) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes 6–15(–20) cm. long, with 6–16(–24) irregularly verticillate flowers; bracts subulate-caudate to lanceolate-acuminate, 8–18 mm. long, deciduous; pedicels stout, 4–6 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 15–17 mm. long, silky tomentose; upper lip deeply divided; lower lip slightly longer, minutely 3-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Standard broadly elliptic, blue with a white and yellow median zone (a white flowered variant is recorded from S. Ethiopia), glabrous; wings blue, as long as keel; keel narrow, curved up to a short blunt beak, 15–18 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod broadly oblong, with a straight persistent beak, 6–7·5 cm. long, 1·5–2 cm. wide, with a rather long brownish silky tomentum, (1–)3–4-seeded; valves rather thick, impressed between the seeds.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds orbicular-quadrangular, 9–10 × 8–9 × 4–5 mm., pitted, rough, cream marbled dark grey and with a conspicuous dark curved line on either side.
Figures
Fig. 137.
Habitat
Local in upland grassland, the distribution possibly associated in part with old pastoral encampments, extending down to upper fringes of Brachystegia woodland; 1500–2800 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T7

[ILDIS]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zambezian woodland, Afromontane grassland
Morphology General Habit
Annual, Not climbing, Herb

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Lupinus princei Harms appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1983 Twcadic [1277], Kenya K000731454
Mar 1, 1983 Bogdan, A. [178], Kenya K000731453
Mar 1, 1983 Newbould, J.B. [6024], Tanzania K000731460
Milne-Redhead, E. [11127], Tanzania 31202.000
Luke [3273], Kenya K000731456
Friis, I. [2706], Kenya K000731458
Dauglish, A.F. [76], Kenya K000731457
Raynal, J. [19153], Tanzania K000731459
Pole Evans, I.B. [877], Tanzania K000731461
Gilbert, M.G. [6241], Kenya K000731455

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 401 (1900)

Accepted by

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 60 (1926).
  • Harms in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 559 (1915).
  • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 401 (1900)
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 431 (1949).

International Legume Database and Information Service

  • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

International Legume Database and Information Service
International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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/
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