1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alchemilla L.
      1. Alchemilla kiwuensis Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Eritrea and S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A low herb usually with basal rosettes with or without creeping, ± slender runners covered with long spreading white hairs, often rooting and developing secondary rosettes at intervals.
    Stipules
    Stipules commonly 1–2.5 cm. long, united below, free and foliaceous above, the dorsal and ventral sutures being nearly of equal length, thus the aperture scarcely oblique.
    Leaves
    Stem-leaves smaller, usually 5-lobed, 1–1.5 cm. long, 1.5–2.5 cm. wide; petiole 1.5–2.5 cm. long. Rosette-leaves petiolate, rounded to reniform in outline, 5–7(–9)-lobed, 1.8–3(–4.5) cm. long, 2.5–4.5(–7) cm. wide, variably hairy on both surfaces with whitish hairs; lobes usually reaching beyond the centre of the lamina, oblong-elliptic to obovate, terminally rounded, the teeth up to 2 mm. deep and continuing down the sides of the lobes which are entire only towards the base; petiole 3–12 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in 1–4-flowered cymose clusters or in shortly branched panicles; the inflorescence rarely of only 1–2 flowers hidden by the stipules as in A. cryptantha; pedicels short, up to 1 mm. long, glabrous or hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ± 2 mm. long, covered with long, spreading white hairs; calyx-lobes 0.75 mm. long, ovate-triangular; epicalyx-lobes exceeding the calyx-lobes, 1–1.25 mm. long, broadly ovate.
    Fruits
    Achenes 5–8.
    Habitat
    Open spaces in moist bamboo-thicket and upland rain-forest, in upland grassland, often near streams and on rocky ground; 1250–3000 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3
    [FZ]

    Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Perennial herb with usually persistent basal rosette, sometimes stoloniferous; stolons slender with long spreading white hairs, often rooting at intervals and developing secondary rosettes.
    Leaves
    Rosette-leaves petiolate, 2–4(6) x 4–7(11) cm., orbicular to reniform in outline, (5)7(9)-lobed, white-hairy on both surfaces; indumentum on superior surface scattered, with hairs pointing towards lobe-margins ; lobes deep, longer than 1/2 the radius of lamina, oblong-elliptic to obovate, marginally dentate almost to the base, the central lobe with c. 19 mucronulate ogive-shaped teeth up to 2 mm. long; petiole 6–12(18) cm. long, with long spreading hairs. Stem-leaves smaller, c. 1·5 x 1·5–2·5 cm., usually 5-lobed; petiole hairy, 1·5–2·5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a shortly branched panicle of 1–4-flowered cymose clusters up to 25 cm. long, or rarely reduced to 1–2 flowers and then concealed within the stipules of the stolons as in A. cryptantha; pedicels glabrous or hairy, up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx with long white spreading hairs; epicalyx-lobes 1·0–1·2 mm. long, exceeding calyx-lobes; calyx-lobes c. 0·7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes up to 1·2 mm. long.
    [FWTA]

    Rosaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Herb with trailing stems
    Flowers
    Flowers pale green.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Alchemilla kiwuensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [453], Cameroon K000212815
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [452], Cameroon K000212816
    Feb 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9472], Cameroon K000109636
    Feb 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [9014], Cameroon K000109637
    Feb 1, 2000 Satabie, B. [1064], Cameroon K000337851
    Feb 1, 2000 Buzgo, M. [639], Cameroon K000337850
    Jan 1, 1991 Maitland, T.D. [842], Cameroon K000107444
    Jan 1, 1991 Maitland, T.D. [842], Cameroon K000107464
    Oct 1, 1975 Letouzey, R. [13244], Cameroon K000107435
    Dec 1, 1974 Letouzey, R. [13443], Cameroon K000107436
    Jan 1, 1957 Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28467], Cameroon K000107441
    Jan 1, 1949 Brenan, J.P.M. [9549], Cameroon K000107443
    Jan 1, 1949 Brenan, J.P.M. [9549], Cameroon K000107438
    Hepper, F.N. [1965], Cameroon K000107439
    Hepper, F.N. [2027], Cameroon K000107442
    Hepper, F.N. [2101], Cameroon K000107445
    Hepper, F.N. [1943], Cameroon K000107446
    Hepper, F.N. [2201], Cameroon K000107447

    First published in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.), Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 225 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Hauman in Fl. Congo Belge 6, t. 1.
    • Bot. Jahrb. 46: 129 (1911)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 424 (1958).
    • Hedb. in Symb. Bot. Ups. 15 (1): 102 (1957).
    • Hauman, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 3: 6, t. 1 (1952).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 244, t. 23 (1948).
    • Hauman & Balle in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 308 (1934).
    • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 225, t. 21 F–G (1911).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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