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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temperate to Tropical Mountains.
Alchemilla L.

[FTEA]

Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or annual (but not in tropical East Africa) herbs or low shrubs
Morphology Stem
Stems woody or herbaceous, erect or decumbent, often arising from a central rosette producing extensively creeping or scrambling non-rooting runners or stolons rooting here and there at the nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves radical or cauline or both on the one plant, sessile to long-stalked, undivided or divided into a varying number of shallow or deep lobes arranged palmately or flabellately within a rounded to reniform outline; petioles adnate in part or throughout to membranous or foliaceous stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple or branched, racemose or paniculate, exceeding or ± hidden among the leaves, axillary, few- to many-flowered, sometimes congested
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, hermaphrodite, tetramerous, pedicellate to subsessile, subtended by a bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube urceolate, ± membranous and persistent, bearing around the mouth two series each of 4 free lobes, the inner 4 (calyx-lobes) alternating with the usually smaller outer 4 (epicalyx-lobes); disc fleshy or somewhat so, closing the mouth of the calyx-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, inserted on the rim of the disc, alternate to the calyx-lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 1–12, stalked, inserted at the base of the receptacle; styles basal; stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1–12, included within the calyx-tube.

[FZ]

Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs, or (outside the F.Z. area) low shrubs or annual herbs.
Morphology Stem
Stems erect or decumbent, often arising from a central rosette developing rooting or non-rooting stolons.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves circular or reniform in outline, ± deeply lobed, rarely entire, palmately veined; stipules membranous or foliaceous, adnate to the petiole and ± sheathing the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, simple or branched, few- to many-flowered, exceeding or ± hidden by the subtending leaf, or reduced to 1–2 flowers concealed by the stipules.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, bisexual, usually tetramerous, pedicellate to sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube urceolate, ± membranous, persistent, bearing around the constricted mouth 2 series each of 4 free elements: the outer (“epicalyx-lobes”) usually smaller but sometimes larger, alternating with the inner (calyx-lobes).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk ± fleshy, closing the mouth of the calyx-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 4, sometimes less, small, inserted on the rim of the disk, alternating with the calyx-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 1–8(12), sessile or stalked, inserted at the base of the receptacle; styles basal or central; stigma capitellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1–8(12), included within a ± inflated, membranous urceolate calyx.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil South, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, Colombia, Corse, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Free State, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hungary, Iceland, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New South Wales, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Svalbard, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Victoria, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Falkland Is., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Primorye, South Carolina, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Western Australia, Wisconsin

Alchemilla L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1982 Spruce, R. [5496], Ecuador Lachemilla K000006090

First published in Sp. Pl.: 123 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 377.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 58(1754).
  • Sp.Pl. 1: 123 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 58 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 123 (1753)

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0