Alchemilla cryptantha Steud. ex A. Rich.

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Alchemilla cryptantha

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Greystone Park Nature Reserve, Harare

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Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial herb, spreading by long hairy stolons. It is very similar to Alchemilla kiwuensis. In that species the leaves often have more than 7 lobes, which are more deeply cut and thus longer than broad. The leaves normally form a persistent basal rosette. A. cryptantha has 5 - 7 lobes per leaf, which are as wide as long and are borne along the stolons. They may form a basal rosette when plants are very young. The flowers are axillary, small and inconspicuous, usually hidden by the stipules.
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Habitat: In wet grassland, often along streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Alchemilla cryptantha., retrieved 29 May 2016

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