Alchemilla kiwuensis Engl.

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Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Morumbodzi falls, Mt Gorongosa.

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Stefaan Dondeyne
Along road on Mt Tsetsera

Alchemilla kiwuensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Low perennial herb, spreading by slender hairy stolons.Leaves in a basal rosette, petiolate, almost circular to kidney-shaped in outline, deeply 5-9-lobed, covered in spreading white hairs on both surfaces; deeply cordate at the base; margin dentate. Flowers in few-flowered clusters, very small, petals absent; calyx with epicalyx lobes.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: kiwuensis: of the Kivu area in Rwanda, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: In moist grassland and along the edges of evergreen forest often near streams.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 3 February 2012

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Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 32 - 33.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 159.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Alchemilla kiwuensis., retrieved 7 December 2021

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