Lupinus lepidus

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Seed

Lupinus lepidus

Abbreviation: LULE

Seed sample from: 2011

Measurement: 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.3

Features: Seeds ranging in color from off-white, tan, brown, to gray. Lots of variation in color. Patterned with mottled speckling which is light to dense. Speckles light brown to dark brown.

Seed surface is smooth and glossy. Some seeds have small concave pockets.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LULE-lat-crosssection.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LULE-long-crosssection.png


Basic Explanations and Assumptions:

The dimensions for the seeds are length x width x depth. The location of the hilum is used as the base of the seed, and the length is measured from hilum to the opposite apex. Where a style is present, the length is measured from the hilum to the bottom of the style. Width is measured at a right angle to the length at the widest part. Depth is measured at a right angle to the intersection of height and width lines.

Measurements included are the mean average for each measurement of ten separate seeds.

All measurements in millimeters unless otherwise noted.