1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Lupinus L.
      1. Lupinus princei Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Erect annual or short-lived perennial, 3–12 dm. tall.
    Stem
    Stem covered with a soft tomentum of fine only slightly spreading hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–11 (–13)-foliolate; leaflets oblanceolate-cuneate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, (20–)40–70 mm. long, (4–)7–10(–14) mm. wide, appressed pilose on both surfaces; petiole (3–)5–11 cm. long.
    Stipules
    Stipules linear-subulate, 5–15(–25) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes 6–15(–20) cm. long, with 6–16(–24) irregularly verticillate flowers; bracts subulate-caudate to lanceolate-acuminate, 8–18 mm. long, deciduous; pedicels stout, 4–6 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 15–17 mm. long, silky tomentose; upper lip deeply divided; lower lip slightly longer, minutely 3-fid.
    Corolla
    Standard broadly elliptic, blue with a white and yellow median zone (a white flowered variant is recorded from S. Ethiopia), glabrous; wings blue, as long as keel; keel narrow, curved up to a short blunt beak, 15–18 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Pod broadly oblong, with a straight persistent beak, 6–7·5 cm. long, 1·5–2 cm. wide, with a rather long brownish silky tomentum, (1–)3–4-seeded; valves rather thick, impressed between the seeds.
    Seeds
    Seeds orbicular-quadrangular, 9–10 × 8–9 × 4–5 mm., pitted, rough, cream marbled dark grey and with a conspicuous dark curved line on either side.
    Figures
    Fig. 137.
    Habitat
    Local in upland grassland, the distribution possibly associated in part with old pastoral encampments, extending down to upper fringes of Brachystegia woodland; 1500–2800 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T7
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian woodland, Afromontane grassland
    Habit
    Annual, Not climbing, Herb

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Lupinus princei Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 1983 Bogdan, A. [178], Kenya K000731453
    Mar 1, 1983 Newbould, J.B. [6024], Tanzania K000731460
    Mar 1, 1983 Twcadic [1277], Kenya K000731454
    Milne-Redhead, E. [11127], Tanzania 31202.000
    Gilbert, M.G. [6241], Kenya K000731455
    Raynal, J. [19153], Tanzania K000731459
    Friis, I. [2706], Kenya K000731458
    Luke [3273], Kenya K000731456
    Dauglish, A.F. [76], Kenya K000731457
    Pole Evans, I.B. [877], Tanzania K000731461

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 401 (1900)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 431 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 60 (1926).
    • Harms in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 559 (1915).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 401 (1900)
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Gillett, J. B. et al. (1971). Papilionoideae. In: Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Milne-Redhead & Polhill

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0