Lupinus luteus

Lupinus luteus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Subclassis: Rosidae
Ordo: Fabales
Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Genisteae
Genus: Lupinus
Species: Lupinus luteus


Lupinus luteus L.

Vernacular name
Ελληνικά : Λούπινο το κίτρινο
English: Yellow lupin
Türkçe: Sarı acı bakla


* Species Plantarum 2:722. 1753
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. 22838


Lupinus luteus is known as yellow lupin.

Its yellow seeds, known as lupin beans, were once a common food of the Mediterranean basin and Latin America. Today they are primarily eaten as a pickled snack food.


1.Intraspecific Diversity of Lupins

2.Kurlovich B.S. 2002. Lupins. Geography, classification, genetic resources and breeding , St. Petersburg, “Intan”, 468p.

3. Gladstones, J.S. 1998. Distribution, Origin, Taxonomy, History and Importance. In: J.S. Gladstones et al. (eds.), Lupin as Crop Plants. Biology, Production and Utilization, 1-39.

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