Lupinus bogotensis is a shrub
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine, and has potential for use as a food. It is sold for medicinal use in Bolivia.
Lupinus bogotensis is described as abundant within its native range and is not considered to be specifically threatened or in decline at present despite general threats to the habitat. It is also known to occur within a number of protected areas in both Ecuador and Colombia. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - Ecuador, Colombia
Grasslands, Páramo, sub-alpine forest and secondary vegetation along exposed roadsides; at elevations from 2,500 - 4,000 metres[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Lupinus bogotensis is a plant of high elevations in the tropical zone of the Andes, where it is known to experience widely different diurnal temperatures, sometimes with frost.
Seed - cooked. The seeds have been used in combination with barley (Hordeum vulgare) and carrots (Daucus carota) to produce a nutritious and healthy food supplement for children[
The plant (part not specified) has been used to procure abortions, and also in the treatment of kidney problems and lung ailments[
A decoction of the aerial parts of the plant is drunk as a means of securing an abortion and also to act as a depurative when menstruating[
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