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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A large species with creeping stolons and tufts of large leaves produced at intervals, from which arise erect flowering stems.
    Stipules
    Stipules pale brown to reddish-brown, membranous or more rarely foliaceous at the tip, glabrous varying to ± densely hairy, sometimes marginally ciliate only, 1–4.5 cm. long, adnate throughout to the petiole.
    Leaves
    Leaves large, handsome, round to reniform in outline, (7–)9–11-lobed, 3–7 cm. long, 5.5–12 cm. broad, the basal sinus varying from very wide (the leaf-base sometimes nearly truncate) to closed, hairy on both faces but more thickly so and sometimes silvery beneath; lobes reaching to about the centre of the lamina (more rarely to 2/3 the radius) but often shallower and ± 1/4 the radius, oblong to obovate, often rounded above, dentate to the base, terminally sometimes truncate, the teeth jagged; petioles up to 17 cm. long (? more), hairy as the stem.
    Inflorescences
    Flowering stems exceeding the leaves, leafless or with 1–2(–3) foliaceous bracts, covered, sometimes shaggily, with soft, ± spreading or deflexed, white or yellowish hairs; inflorescence paniculate, usually much-branched, often silvery, with the individual flower-clusters sometimes long, slender and spiciform, usually densely lanate; pedicels very short, less than 1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers green (but the sepals tending to redden), 1–2 together in each bract.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes ovate-triangular, 1.5 mm. long; epicalyx-lobes ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, equalling or shorter but always narrower than the sepals; calyx and epicalyx with long, ± appressed hairs outside.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2–4.
    Habitat
    Moist bamboo-thicket, upland rain-forest and evergreen bushland; 2350–3400 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 T2

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Alchemilla fischeri Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 23, 1958 Verdcourt, B. [1976], Kenya K000333467
    Jan 11, 1957 Albrechtsen, W. [5994], Kenya K000333470
    Jan 1, 1952 Hedberg, O. [1995], Kenya K000333472
    Jan 1, 1952 Hedberg, O. [1497], Kenya K000333473
    Sep 19, 1935 Napier, E.R. [679], Kenya K000333465
    Hepper, F.N. [4871], Kenya K000333464
    Townsend, C.C. [2399], Kenya K000333462
    Townsend, C.C. [2168], Kenya K000333463
    Wood, D. [767], Kenya K000333476
    Mabberley, D.J. [371], Kenya K000333477
    Hedberg, O. [4408], Kenya K000333474
    Hedberg, O. [4346], Kenya K000333475
    Belcher, C. [s.n.], Kenya K000333469
    Perdue, R.E. [8315], Kenya K000333478
    Mwangangi, O.M. [1011], Kenya K000333466
    Coe, M. [732], Kenya K000333480
    s.coll. [9173], Kenya K000333479
    Mar 1, 1922 Fries, R.E. [699], Kenya Alchemilla bambuseti K000312673 isotype

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1891(2): 236 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hauman & Balle in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 14: 32 (1936).
    • Engl., Hochgeb. Trop. Afr.: 236 (1892).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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