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Genus Alchemilla Family Rosaceae

Description: Perennial herbs with woody rhizomes.

Leaves palmatifid or palmately compound.

Inflorescence compound, cymose; flowers small, ± aggregated into clusters. Hypanthium urn-shaped. Epicalyx bracts usually 4. Sepals usually 4. Petals absent. Stamens 1–5, inserted on rim of disc. Carpel 1; style basal.

Fruit an achene, wholly or partly enclosed in hypanthium.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 250 species, temperate & tropical mtns. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Alchemilla xanthochlora

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