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

        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, up to 1.5 m. tall, with woody stems and branches covered with long, ascending, whitish hairs.
    Stipules
    Stipules ovate, obtuse, reddish-brown, membranous, usually glabrous except for a marginal fringe of hairs of variable length.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, obtriangular in outline, flabellately 3–5-lobed, apically rounded to truncate-rounded, narrowly or broadly cuneate, broader than long, up to 3.5 cm. long and 4.5 cm. broad, silvery with white adpressed hairs beneath, more sparsely hairy and often darker green above; lobes rarely extending beyond 2/3 length of the lamina, often less than 1/3, all of subequal depth on any one leaf, very obtuse or rounded, 3–5(–11)-dentate; petiole up to 1 cm. long but usually less, thickly hairy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence an axillary, rather inconspicuous spiciform raceme, 1–3 cm. long, simple or bifurcated at the base; bracts ± concolorous with the stipules; pedicels pilose, ± 1.5 mm. long, not exceeding the bracts.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ± 2 mm. long, reddish, thickly hairy with long white hairs; calyx-lobes broadly ovate-triangular, 2 mm. long, ± acute, hairy as the tube on the outside and glabrous within; epicalyx-lobes narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 2 mm. long, hairy as the calyx-lobes, and equalling their tips or almost so.
    Fruits
    Achenes 2(–4).
    Habitat
    Upland moor, often exclusively dominant over rocks and on mossy banks; 2800–4000 m.
    Distribution
    U2 the Belgian Congoendemic on Ruwenzori.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Alchemilla stuhlmannii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 10, 1957 Scott Elliot, G.F. K000312695 lectotype
    Jan 10, 1957 [Daws] [613] K000312696 Unknown type material
    Stuhlmann. [2449] K000312697 isotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 86 (1893)

    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): 114 (1957).
    • Hauman, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 3: 12 (1952).
    • Rothm. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 42: 118 (1937).
    • Hauman & Balle in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 328 (1934).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 17: 86 (1893).

    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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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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