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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A herb with central rosette and creeping stolons, at intervals rooting at the nodes and producing tufts of basal leaves and erect flowering stems.
    Stolons
    Stolons rather slender, sometimes crimson, sparsely to thickly covered with many whitish or pale yellow hairs.
    Stipules
    Stipules reddish-brown, membranous, 1–1.5 cm. long, glabrous or with scattered hairs, adnate to the petioles throughout.
    Leaves
    Leaves round in outline, 7–9(–11)-lobed, 2.5–6 cm. diameter, long-stalked, rather sparsely covered with long white hairs, which may be ± confined to the nerves, but varying to thickly and silkily hairy beneath; lobes reaching to or nearly to the centre of the lamina, obovate with the sides often nearly parallel, terminally truncate or nearly so and often emarginate, the sides and apex finely dentate; petioles 5–15 cm., brownish-green, hairy as the stems.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence an open panicle; the flowers borne 6–8 together in usually congested, capitate fascicles 3–5 mm. in diameter; pedicels ± 0.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow-green, ± 1.25 mm. long; calyx-lobes ovate-triangular; epicalyx-lobes oblong-lanceolate, shorter and narrower than the calyx-lobes; calyx outside and epicalyx covered with long white hairs, or lobes of the calyx and epicalyx marginally ciliate only.
    Fruits
    Achenes 1–2(–4).
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest, moist bamboo-thickets, upland evergreen bushland, often covering the ground in damp places; 1500–2900 m.
    Distribution
    T2 U2 U3 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Uganda

    Alchemilla volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 47: 30 (1894)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hauman & Balle in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 24: 341 (1934).
    • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 7: 354 (1921).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 19, Beibl. 47: 30 (1894).

    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