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Lupinus albus

AuthorityL.
FamilyMagnoliopsida:Rosidae:Fabales:Leguminosae
SynonymsLupinus albo flore Clus.
Common nameswhite lupin, lupino blanco
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Ecocrop code7431



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A herbaceous plant growing 0.5-1.6 m high. USES Used for grazing, green manure, and general soil improvement. Fresh seeds are poisonuos, but prolonged treatment by boiling makes them edible. A flour is made from the seeds. They have medicinal properties and a wide range of potential use in liquors, soaps, and fiber-work. GROWING PERIOD Winter annual, growing 90-180 days. Flowers in May-June. (Monegat; autumn sown in Brazil it provides groundcover in 75-100 days, flowers after 75-100 days and mature after 90-135 days). COMMON NAMES White lupin, Egyptian lupin. FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: L. termis, L. graecus, L. jugoslavicus. White lupin is probably native to Balkan. It can be grown at altitude between sea level and 740 m. Yields of lupin seeds vary from down to 290 kg/ha in Africa to up to 4.5 t/ha in Australia. Average yield is about 800-1000 kg/ha. About 5-7.5 t/ha of dry herbage can be obtained.
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SOURCES (Lupinus albus L.)
Duke J 1975 pp 20 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Duke J 1981 pp 132-136 318 [DRA, FER, TEXT, KTMP, PHO, SAL, RAIN, TEMP, PH]
Kay D 1979 pp 246-265 [TEMP, RAIN, TEXT, DRA, PH, FER, PHO]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 191 [USE]
Kernick M 1961 pp 269
Simpson M 1982 pp 29
Monegat C 1991 pp 119