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Taxon: Lupinus elegans Kunth

Genus: Lupinus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 22819
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 6:477[quarto]. 1824
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (3 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: agroforestry (used in montane areas of Mexico fide Rev Fitotec Mex 37:108. 2014) potential as ornamental (a garden ornamental fide F Guat 24(5):288. 1946) revegetator (used for ecological restoration of temperate forests in Mexico fide Ecol Engineering 37:996-997. 2011) revegetator (used for ecological restoration of temperate forests in Mexico fide Ecol Engineering 37:996-997. 2011)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Guatemala

    Cultivated (Central America)


  1. Blanco-García, A. et al. 2011. Nurse-plant and mulching effects on three conifer species in a Mexican temperate forest. Ecol. Engin. 37:994-998.
  2. Englert, J. M. et al. 1999-. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators
  3. Matuda, E. 1981. Las leguminosae del estado de México.
  4. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  5. Soto-Correa, J. C. et al. 2013. The neotropical shrub Lupinus elegans, from temperate forests may not adapt to climate change. Pl. Biol. 15:607-610.
  6. Soto-Correa, J. C. et al. 2014. Lupinus elegans Kunth assisted migration in common garden field tests. Rev. Fitotec. Mex. 37:107-116.
  7. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  8. Stepanova, S. I. 1973. K sistematike roda Lupinus L. (To the systematics of the genus Lupinus L.). Trudy Prikl. Bot. 51:41.
  9. Villaseñor, J. L. . 2016. Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 87:749.
  10. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. Note: mentions

Check other web resources for Lupinus elegans Kunth :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22819. Accessed 15 December 2019.