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  1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Agrimonia L.
      1. Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey. ex C.A.Mey.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Rhizomatous perennial herb with an ephemeral basal rosette of leaves.
    Stem
    Flowering stems up to 1 m. high, sparsely covered with both short glandular hairs and long, spreading hairs often of unequal length.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 25 cm. long, alternate, imparipinnate; main leaflet pairs 3–4, alternating with 1–2(3) pairs of minute leaflets reduced to 1–3(5) teeth; leaflets of main pairs up to 6 x 3 cm., ovate-oblong to obovate, sessile, coarsely and acutely serrate almost to the base; superior surface sparsely pilose and beset with sparse sessile glands, inferior surface tomentose-pubescent and densely glandular; stipules foliaceous, broadly ensiform, dentate, shortly adnate to the base of the petiole.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spicate, terminal, ± lax, mostly simple racemes up to 40 cm. long; pedicels short, bracteate at the base and bibracteolate at the articulation; bract and bracteoles usually 3-fid or rarely bract triangular and entire and then bracteoles subtrilobate to 3-fid.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube turbinate, densely hirsute outside and armed with co hooked spinules below the calyx-lobes; calyx-lobes triangular, c. 2 x 1 mm. long, conspicuously 3-nerved.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 6 x 4 mm., oblong to obovate, yellow, deciduous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–15, arising from the margin of the annular thickened disk which almost closes the mouth of the calyx-tube.
    Carpels
    Carpels 2; styles c. 2·5 nun long, filiform, exserted; stigma dilated.
    Fruits
    Achenes (1)2, enclosed in the hardened calyx-tube, the latter turbinate-campanulate, hairy, grooved along almost its whole length, crowned with the accrescent hooked bristles (the outer bristles 1·5–2·5 mm. long, and deflexed, innermost ones 3·5–5 mm. long, erect); calyx-lobes connivent in fruit.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey. ex C.A.Mey. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drège [s.n.] K000312643

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Sci. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 10: 349 (1842)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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