3375.000 Alchemilla L. - Lady's mantles

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Stipules adnate to petiole and ± sheathing the stem. Leaves circular or reniform in outline, palmately lobed. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers small, bisexual, green or yellowish, usually 4-merous. Hypanthium urceolate, persistent, bearing around the constricted mouth 2 series of 4 elements: the outer ("epicalyx lobes") alternating with the inner ("calyx lobes"). Petals 0. Stamens usually 4. Achenes 1-8(-12), included within an inflated, membranous urceolate calyx.

Worldwide: 250 species in northern temperate zones and on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Alchemilla cryptantha

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
cryptantha Steud. ex A. Rich.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
kiwuensis Engl.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alchemilla:

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Flora of Mozambique: Alchemilla
Flora of Zambia: Alchemilla

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alchemilla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alchemilla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alchemilla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alchemilla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alchemilla

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Alchemilla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=655, retrieved 31 July 2014

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