Lupinus mexicanus Cerv.

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Lupinus mexicanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harare Drive, Borrowdale

Lupinus mexicanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harare Drive, Borrowdale

Lupinus mexicanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harare Drive, Borrowdale

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Synonyms: Lupinus ehrenbergii Schltr.
Lupinus pubescens sensu R.B. Drumm.
Common names: Mexican lupin (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Erect annual or short-lived perennial, up to 1 ml. Stems with long spreading hairs over a denser pubescence; leaves palmate with 7-9 narrowly oblong-elliptic leaflets, crowded near the base of the plant; flowers in racemes up to 50 cm, mostly blue, sometimes pink or white; the fruits are pods held semi-erect along the old flowering stem.
Notes: Introduced as a garden ornamental.
Derivation of specific name: mexicanus: of Mexico
Habitat: A roadside weed, often in damp places.
Altitude range: 900 - 1510 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to Central America and locally naturalized in southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lupinus pubescens

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 49. As Lupinus pubescens

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Page 265.

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Lupinus mexicanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lupinus mexicanus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lupinus mexicanus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lupinus mexicanus
African Plant Database: Lupinus mexicanus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lupinus mexicanus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lupinus mexicanus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lupinus mexicanus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lupinus mexicanus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lupinus mexicanus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Lupinus mexicanus
iNaturalist: Lupinus mexicanus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lupinus mexicanus
JSTOR Plant Science: Lupinus mexicanus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lupinus mexicanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lupinus mexicanus
Plants of the World Online: Lupinus mexicanus
Tropicos: Lupinus mexicanus
Wikipedia: Lupinus mexicanus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Lupinus mexicanus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=128380, retrieved 28 May 2022

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