Common name: Sandplain Lupin
Lupinus cosentinii Guss. APNI*
Description: Robust, erect herb to 1.2 m high, much-branched,densely pubescent with ± spreading hairs.
Leaflets 7–13, oblanceolate to oblong, mostly 1.8–6 cm long, 7–12 mm wide, silky or ± appressed-villous on both surfaces, apex mucronate; stipules subulate.
Racemes 5–15 cm long; peduncle c. 3 cm long; flowers scarcely scented, pedicels 2–4 mm long; bracteoles 2–7 mm long. Calyx c. 10 mm long. Corolla 12–17 mm long, mostly blue; standard with a yellowish white eye; keel whitish, apex dark blue.
Pod 40–60 mm long, densely pubescent; seeds 3–5, ± circular, 6–9 mm long, rough, greyish brown with darker markings.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, occasionally naturalized; north from Sydney. Native of Medit. & SW Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC
Other Australian states: *W.A. *S.A.
Text by C. Gardner & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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