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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa (Ruwenzori Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A low shrub, 60–120 cm. high.
Stem
Stems woody, green towards the extremities, sometimes hidden by the stipules, thickly covered with ascending silvery-creamy hairs.
Stipules
Stipules reddish-brown, membranous, usually entire, more rarely apically dentate, wrinkled, glabrous but for a long-ciliate margin, or covered with long ascending hairs.
Leaves
Leaves flabelliform in outline, 3-lobed to the base or nearly so, variable in size, up to 1.5 cm. long and 1.3–2.2 cm. broad, with silvery-creamy hairs covering both surfaces but more silvery beneath; lobes obovate-cuneate or oblanceolate-cuneate, the lateral as large as the central one or only a little narrower, 3–7-dentate, with teeth up to 2 mm. deep but usually less and the central one the smallest, each with a terminal tuft of hairs; petioles up to 3 mm. long, but usually shorter, the leaves appearing sessile.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–2-flowered, short, just emerging from the stipules.
Flowers
Flowers ± 3 mm. long (4 mm. fide Rothmaler); pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx covered externally with long ascending yellowish hairs; calyx-lobes ovate-triangular, acute, 1.8–2 mm. long; epicalyx-lobes lanceolate, shorter than the sepals.
Fruits
Achenes 2.
Habitat
Upland moor, preferring damp places, often scrambling over rocks; 3150–3800 m.
Distribution
U2 the Belgian Congoconfined to Ruwenzori.

Native to:

Uganda, Zaïre

Alchemilla triphylla Rothm. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 42: 117 (1937)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hedb. in Symb. Bot. Ups. 15 (1): 113 (1957).
  • Rothm. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 42: 117 (Apr. 1937).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© 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 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