Lupinus lepidus

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Seed

Lupinus lepidus

Abbreviation: LULE

Seed sample from: 2011

Average Measurement: 2.7 x 1.8 x 1.3

Features

Color: 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.

Surface: 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.