Alchemilla ellenbeckii Engl.
subsp. nyikensis (De Wild.) R.A.Grah,

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Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Manyenezi Forest, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Alchemilla nyikensis De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Creeping and scrambling perennial herb without basal rosette. Stems slender, green, becoming brownish-green to purple-red, densely hairy to hairless. Leaves kidney-shaped to almost circular in outline, 1·2–3 cm wide, shallowly (3)5-lobed, densely hairy to hairless, paler beneath; central lobe with 9–11 shallow teeth, the latter usually with revolute margins; basal sinus very wide; petioles 0·5–1·8 cm. Inflorescences 4–10 cm long, slender, little-branched, hairy; flowers clustered 1–3 together. Calyx hairy; epicalyx-lobes 0·5–0·7 mm long; calyx-lobes 0·7–1·0 mm long, exceeding epicalyx-lobes.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyikensis: of the Nyika Plateau,where the type for this subspecies was collected.
Habitat: Marshy montane grassland and bogs.
Altitude range: 1950 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 3 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 234. (Includes a picture).

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).

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

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Alchemilla ellenbeckii subsp. nyikensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191300, retrieved 14 August 2020

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