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Taxon: Lupinus albus L. var. albus

Genus: Lupinus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Genisteae
Nomen number: 311743
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jun-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 45 (35 active, 30 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • lupin blanc  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • weiße Lupine  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • tremoçeiro-branco  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • altramuz blanco  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Environmental: soil improver; soil improver

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)


  1. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: = Lupinus albus subsp. albus
  2. Gladstones, J. S. 1974. Lupins of the Mediterranean region and Africa. Techn. Bull. Dept. Agric. Western Australia 26:5.
  3. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  5. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  6. Sawicka-Sienkiewicz, E. et al. 2008. Difficulties with interspecific hybridisation in the genus Lupinus. Proceedings of the 12th International Lupin Conference. Canterbury, New Zealand. 135-142. Note: this study observed that successful crosses have been obtained among Old World species of different chromosome number, while for New World species had happened among species of similar chromosome number; it also discussed the use of hybrids derived from crosses between female Lupinus albus var. albus (as L. termis) and L. mutabilis for breeding purposes in domesticated lupins
  7. Scoppola, A. et al. 2011. Lupinus sect. Albus (Fabaceae): Taxonomic criticism and conservation value. The case of wild populations in central Italy. Pl. Biosyst. 145:514-526. Note: = subsp. albus
  8. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: = Lupinus albus subsp. albus
  9. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2. Note: online; as subsp. albus
  10. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  11. Yakovlev, G. P. et al. 1996. Legumes of Northern Eurasia

Check other web resources for Lupinus albus L. var. albus :

  • 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.

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=311743. Accessed 28 March 2020.