1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alchemilla L.
      1. Alchemilla triphylla Rothm.

        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 low shrub, 60–120 cm. high.
    Stem
    Stems woody, green towards the extremities, sometimes hidden by the stipules, thickly covered with ascending silvery-creamy hairs.
    Stipules
    Stipules reddish-brown, membranous, usually entire, more rarely apically dentate, wrinkled, glabrous but for a long-ciliate margin, or covered with long ascending hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves flabelliform in outline, 3-lobed to the base or nearly so, variable in size, up to 1.5 cm. long and 1.3–2.2 cm. broad, with silvery-creamy hairs covering both surfaces but more silvery beneath; lobes obovate-cuneate or oblanceolate-cuneate, the lateral as large as the central one or only a little narrower, 3–7-dentate, with teeth up to 2 mm. deep but usually less and the central one the smallest, each with a terminal tuft of hairs; petioles up to 3 mm. long, but usually shorter, the leaves appearing sessile.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 1–2-flowered, short, just emerging from the stipules.
    Flowers
    Flowers ± 3 mm. long (4 mm. fide Rothmaler); pedicels up to 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx covered externally with long ascending yellowish hairs; calyx-lobes ovate-triangular, acute, 1.8–2 mm. long; epicalyx-lobes lanceolate, shorter than the sepals.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2.
    Habitat
    Upland moor, preferring damp places, often scrambling over rocks; 3150–3800 m.
    Distribution
    U2 the Belgian Congoconfined to Ruwenzori.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Alchemilla triphylla Rothm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 42: 117 (1937)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hedb. in Symb. Bot. Ups. 15 (1): 113 (1957).
    • Rothm. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 42: 117 (Apr. 1937).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0