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Genus: Alchemilla

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Rosaceae

About 250 species worldwide, of which 16 are native to southern Africa, mainly in the eastern summer-rainfall regions. A further two species from Europe, are cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Alchemilla bakeri

 

Alchemilla bicarpellata

 

Alchemilla bolusii

 

Alchemilla capensis

 

Alchemilla colura

 

Alchemilla cryptantha

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Alchemilla elongata

 

Alchemilla galpinii

 

Alchemilla hirsuto-petiolata

 

Alchemilla incurvata

 

Alchemilla kiwuensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Alchemilla natalensis

 

Alchemilla quinqueloba

 

Alchemilla rehmannii

 

Alchemilla schlechteriana

 

Alchemilla woodii

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Alchemilla mollis

Native from eastern Europe to the Caucasus.

 

Alchemilla xanthochlora

Native to Europe.

 

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 


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