Taxon: Lupinus angustifolius L.

Genus: Lupinus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 22805
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:721. 1753
Name Verified on: 08-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Apr-2000
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 314 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: soil improver (fide Cover Crop Database)
  • Human food: pulse (fide Lupins as Crop Plants 353-384, 449-450. 1998)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Leg WorldEc)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Leg WorldEc)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of blue lupine (fide TBull WAust Dep Agr 26:1-48. 1974)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al.)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Former Yugoslavia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • Cultivated:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia


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Check other web resources for Lupinus angustifolius L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image