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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Alchemilla cryptantha

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cryptantha Steud. ex A. Rich.SDescription, Image
ellenbeckii Engl. subsp. nyikensis (De Wild.) R.A.Grah, NDescription, Image
kiwuensis Engl.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alchemilla:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alchemilla
Flora of Mozambique: Alchemilla
Flora of Zambia: Alchemilla
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alchemilla

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alchemilla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alchemilla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alchemilla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alchemilla
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iNaturalist: Alchemilla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alchemilla
JSTOR Plant Science: Alchemilla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alchemilla
Plants of the World Online: Alchemilla
Tropicos: Alchemilla
Wikipedia: Alchemilla

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Alchemilla.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=655, retrieved 25 February 2024

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