1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Alchemilla L.
      1. Alchemilla johnstonii Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical African Mountains.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A low straggling shrub with prostrate stems and erect or procumbent branches, often dominant in carpeting masses; sometimes (as in Johnston 154) with small and densely congested leaves.
    Stem
    Stems woody or sometimes ± herbaceous at the extremities, rooting rather infrequently at the nodes, usually reddish-brown, covered (often thickly) with long, ascending or ± spreading, whitish hairs, rarely glabrous.
    Stipules
    Stipules ± 3–8(–20) mm. long, the lower half (approx.) membranous, the upper half a spreading, foliaceous, lobed limb.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, often leathery, circular to reniform in outline, 3–5(–7)-lobed, 5–40 mm. long and usually broader than long; lobes often up to 1 cm. deep, obtuse or rounded, apically entire or dentate, sometimes appearing emarginate owing to the reduced size of the central tooth, often markedly folded along the midribs and with the basal sinus varying from wide to narrow and almost closed.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences usually short, simple or branched; pedicels up to 3.5 mm. long, sparsely hirsute with long, ± ascending hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes triangular to ovate-triangular, 1.5–2 mm. long, with a few hairs on the outside and margins; epicalyx-lobes lanceolate, shorter than the calyx-lobes.
    Fruits
    Achenes 1(–2).
    Habitat
    Upland moor, moist bamboo-thicket, moor-grassland, on damp ground and often in bogs; 2400–4260 m.
    Distribution
    also in the Virunga Mts., and on Ruwenzori in the Belgian Congo. K3 K4 T2 T6 U2 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Alchemilla johnstonii Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 10, 1957 Fries, R.E. [1273], Kenya K000312682 isotype
    Jan 10, 1957 Lewis. [678], Uganda K000312686 holotype
    Jan 10, 1957 Dowson, W. F. [104] K000313039
    James, E. [s.n.] K000312685 lectotype
    Johnston, H. H. [154], Tanzania K000312684 holotype
    Burtt, B. D. [2280], Tanzania Alchemilla geranioides K000312683 holotype
    Snowden. [1557] Alchemilla aberdarensis K000312687 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 16(1): t. 1504 (1886)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • 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): 114 (1957).
    • Hjelmq. in Bot. Not. 109: 21 (1956).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 474 (1949).
    • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 7: 372 (1921).
    • Oliv. in Hook., Ic. Pl. 16: t. 1504 (1886).

    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
    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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    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/
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