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Thermopsis californica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Sophoreae
Genus: Thermopsis

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Thermopsis is a genus of legumes, native to temperate North America and east Asia.[1] They are herbaceous perennials and are known as goldenbanners[1] or false-lupines.


Thermopsis comprises the following species:[2][3][4][5]

Species names with uncertain taxonomic status[edit]

The status of the following species is unresolved:[5]

  • Thermopsis corgonensis DC.
  • Thermopsis gorgonensis Walp.
  • Thermopsis mollis (Michx.) M.A. Curtis & A. Gray
  • Thermopsis sauensis C.Y. Yang


  1. ^ a b Weakley AS (April 2008). "Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and Surrounding Areas".
  2. ^ Chen CJ, Mendenhall MG, Turner BL (1994). "Taxonomy of Thermopsis (Fabaceae) in North America" (PDF). Ann Missouri Bot Gard. 81 (4): 714–742. doi:10.2307/2399917. hdl:2152/31128. JSTOR 2399917.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Thermopsis". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  4. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Thermopsis". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b "The Plant List entry for Thermopsis". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Thermopsis lupinoides". CalPhotos. UC Regents. 1995–2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009.
  7. ^ "Thermopsis lupinoides (L.) Link.". Plants for a Future.
  8. ^ "Thermopsis lupinoides". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  9. ^ Some sources treat Thermopsis schischkinii as a synonym of Thermopsis mongolica.