Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 82333
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: ; Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): S. Watson
Year Collected: 1869
Locality: North Utah., Davis, Antelope I, Utah, United States, North America
- Isolectotype: Watson, S. 1871. Rep. U.S. Geol. Explor. Fortieth Par., Bot. 5: 53.; Smith, C. P. 1927. Contr. Dudley Herb. 1: 17.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Lupinus brevicaulis
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lupinus brevicaulis
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Lupinus brevicaulis is a species of lupine known by the common names shortstem lupine and sand lupine. It is native to the southwestern United States and Great Basin area and into northern Mexico, where it grows in many types of sandy habitat. This is a hairy annual herb growing nearly flat in a spread on the ground with a stem just a few centimeters long. An array of leaves encircles the base. Each palmate leaf is made up of 6 to 8 leaflets about a centimeter long and a few millimeters in width. The inflorescence is a petite spiral of flowers a few centimeters long just arising past the basal disc of leaves. Each flower is 6 to 8 millimeters long and bright blue in color, generally with a white or yellowish spot on its banner. The fruit is a hairy legume pod about a centimeter long containing 1 or 2 beanlike seeds.
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