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Taxon: Lupinus albifrons Benth.

Genus: Lupinus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 22801
Place of publication: J. Lindley, Edwards's Bot. Reg. 19: t. 1642. 1834 Jan
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/239690
Comment: this name and description were ascribed simultaneously in a paragraph ending with "Bentham ..." (Shenzhen ICN Art. 46, Ex. 11)(fide K. Gandhi, pers. comm. on 16 May, 2007)
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (6 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • foothill lupine  (Source: Leg ErWild) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Oregon (s.w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [California]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja (n.)]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Drummond, C. S. et al. 2012. Multiple continental radiations and correlates of diversification in Lupinus (Leguminosae): Testing for key innovation with incomplete taxon sampling. Syst. Biol. 61:443-460. Note: this study found Lupinus albifrons among other western North American species in a lineage that apparently gave origin to Andean (including Lupinus mutabilis) and Mexican species
  2. Dunn, D. B. & J. B. Gillett. 1966. The lupines of Canada & Alaska. 64. Note: mentions
  3. Graham, E. H. 1941. Legumes for erosion control and wildlife. USDA Misc. Publ. 412.
  4. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  5. Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955-1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  6. Huang, D. I. & E. A. Friar. 2012. Relationships in the Lupinus albifrons species complex based on two highly variable chloroplast regions. Syst. Bot. 36:362-370. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. Käss, E. & M. Wink. 1997. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of Lupinus (Leguminosae) inferred from nucleotide sequences of therbcL gene and ITS 1 + 2 regions of rDNA. Pl. Syst. Evol. 208:139-167.
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  10. Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  11. Nevado, B. et al. 2016. Widespread adaptive evolution during repeated evolutionary radiations in New World lupins. Nat. Commun. 7:12384.
  12. Peck, M. 1941. A manual of the higher plants of Oregon.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.

Check other web resources for Lupinus albifrons Benth. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22801. Accessed 4 June 2020.