Scientific Name:
Lupinus L., Sp. Pl. 721 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Lupin; Lupine

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs. Lvs palmately 5- or more foliolate, very rarely 3- or 1-foliolate, petiolate; leaflets entire; principal lateral veins conspicuous or not; stipules adnate to petiole. Infls terminal, racemose, few- to many-flowered; bracts usually caducous. Calyx bilabiate; lips much > tube; upper 2 lobes connate into an entire, 2-toothed or 2-partite lip; lower 3 lobes connate into an entire or 3-toothed lip. Stamens connate into a closed tube; alternate anthers long and basifixed or short and versatile. Style glabrous; stigma terminal, often bearded. Pod 2-valved, ± straight, dehiscent, not armed, 2-many-seeded; seeds estrophiolate, rough or smooth.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Lupinus L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised4
Exotic: Casual1
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