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 pubescens sensu R.B. Drumm.
Common names: Mexican lupin (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Introduced
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, it was first recorded as an escape in October 1970 and is now a common but localised weed on roadsides in the northern suburbs of Harare.
Derivation of specific name: mexicanus: of Mexico
Habitat: Roadside weed
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Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lupinus pubescens

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lupinus mexicanus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lupinus mexicanus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Lupinus mexicanus
Tropicos: Lupinus mexicanus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lupinus mexicanus., retrieved 24 February 2018

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