Lupinus albus L.
White Lupin

Sp.Pl. 2:721 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect annual, herb, 0.3-0.8 m high. Fl. white, Aug or Oct. Cultivated, occasionally naturalised in disturbed areas.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 17 August 2007

Scientific Description

Erect, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, continuous with stem, 60-100 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent, leaflets 7, palmately arranged, terminal leaflet present, sessile; pustules or glands absent. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 9-12 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 4-5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles present and persistent, not striate (?). Calyx 8-9 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 15.5-16 mm long, uniformly coloured, white; claws present; standard 14-15 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 13-14 mm long, not auriculate, keel 14-15 mm long, beaked or not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.8-2 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments united in a closed sheath, 9-13 mm long. Ovary sessile or subsessile, glabrous; style 13-15 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, bearded (with a tuft of hairs at apex), terete. Fruit dehiscent (a pod or follicle), sessile or subsessile, constricted between the seeds, flat or compressed, not beaked. Flowers in August and October. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Jarrah Forest IBRA regions.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)