1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alchemilla L.
      1. Alchemilla subnivalis Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central Tropical Africa (Ruwenzori Mountains).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A mat-forming, low-growing shrub up to 1 m. high, largely similar to the preceding but differing in leaf-shape.
    Branches
    Lateral branchlets short, 4–5(–10) cm. long. Main branches woody, up to 35 cm. long, red-brown, covered by stipules.
    Stipules
    Stipules ± ovate, red-brown, membranous, transversely wrinkled, glabrous to densely hairy (especially on the edges) with long white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves bluish-green, sessile or nearly so, undivided, obovate, broadest below the apex, 9–14 × 4–7.5 mm. at maturity, apically rounded in outline, toothed, with teeth 0.5–1 mm. deep, otherwise entire, basally cuneate, varying from glabrous, leathery and dark bluish-green to copiously hairy with long white hairs on both surfaces, the upper surface green, the lower silvery.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually solitary.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 2 mm. long; calyx-lobes triangular, 2 mm. long; epicalyx-lobes lanceolate, shorter than the calyx-lobes.
    Fruits
    Achenes (1–)2(–3).
    Figures
    Fig. 1/1–6, p. 6.
    Habitat
    Rocky places, moraines and bare patches above upland moor; 3600–4750 m.
    Distribution
    the Belgian Congoconfined to Ruwenzori. U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Alchemilla subnivalis Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1954 Bequaerti. H. [3760] K000312563 Unknown type material
    Osmaston, Uganda 9923.000
    Oct 1, 1937 Boquaert. [3760] Alchemilla bequaertii K000312561 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 250 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hedb. in Symb. Bot. Ups. 15 (1): 107 (1957).
    • Hauman, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 3: 15 (1952).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 253 (1948).
    • Hauman & Balle in Ann. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 335 (1934).
    • Engl. in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 227, t. 22 E–H (1911).
    • Bak.f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 38: 250 (1908).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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