3375.000 Alchemilla L. - Lady's mantles

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Stipules adnate to petiole and ± sheathing the stem. Leaves circular or reniform in outline, palmately lobed. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers small, bisexual, green or yellowish, usually 4-merous. Hypanthium urceolate, persistent, bearing around the constricted mouth 2 series of 4 elements: the outer ("epicalyx lobes") alternating with the inner ("calyx lobes"). Petals 0. Stamens usually 4. Achenes 1-8(-12), included within an inflated, membranous urceolate calyx.

Worldwide: 250 species in northern temperate zones and on tropical mountains

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Alchemilla kiwuensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
ellenbeckii Engl. subsp. nyikensis (De Wild.) R.A.Grah, EMcDescription, Image
kiwuensis Engl.EMcDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alchemilla
Flora of Malawi: Alchemilla
Flora of Mozambique: Alchemilla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alchemilla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alchemilla
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alchemilla
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alchemilla
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Tropicos: Alchemilla
Wikipedia: Alchemilla

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Alchemilla.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=655, retrieved 25 June 2024

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