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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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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Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 70.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 30 - 32.

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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: Species information: Alchemilla cryptantha., retrieved 13 July 2024

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