African Plant Database

Alchemilla cryptantha Steud. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 259 (1848)  
Information on the genus : Alchemilla
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Alchemilla inyangensis Weim.
=Alchemilla potentilloides Hils. & Bojer ex Baill. (1882)
=Alchemilla madagascariensis O. Hoffm. (1882)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Weak creeping hairy herb with short-lived leaf rosetteproducing slender stolons or prostrate furrowed green stems rooting at the lower nodes.
Ecology : Moor, moor-grassland, grassland, moist bamboo thicket, often near streams; moist shaded ground in montane rain-forest; forest edges; by streams; sometimes as a weed in lawns; widely spread and locally common.
  All transitions between plants with a leaf rosette and stolons and plants with creeping stems without rosettes are known.
  S. Africa (Transvaal); Bioko/Fernando Poo, São Tomé; Madagascar; tropical Arabia.
  Close to A. kiwuensis ; distinction between the taxa not sharp, and intermediates are known.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Herb- Alt 1400 - 1730 m. Distribution LP, MP
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Montane; Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m, 1500-1999 m, 2000-2499 m, over 2500 m; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa Rosaceae: 30,32
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 17 (1992).
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Record n°83909 modified 2007-03-30
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