Alchemilla glomerulans


Bull. Herb. Boissier 1(app. 2): 30. 1893

Common names: Clustered lady's mantle alchémille à glomérules
Synonyms: Alchemilla obtusa Buser A. obtusa var. comosa Brenner A. pseudomicans Linnaeus A. vulgaris var. comosa (Brenner) Fernald & Wiegand
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 302, 304, 306.

Plants medium-sized, grass green or glaucous, often becoming reddish orange when young changing to dark brownish especially on margins of leaves and flowers (young flowers are yellowish), often coarse, 30–40 cm. Stems appressed-hairy throughout (hairs becoming looser and ± ascending distally). Leaves: stipules translucent to pale green, appearing brownish upon drying; petiole thickly, usually densely appressed-hairy throughout, rarely glabrous or sparsely hairy (on spring leaves); blade reniform to orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins undulate, basal sinuses narrow, middle lobes equal to longer than their half-widths; incisions absent; teeth: sometimes proximal sides at least slightly connivent, slightly concave near apex, slightly asymmetric, apex subobtuse to acute, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout, internerve regions ± hairy throughout, adaxial light to grass green, sometimes glaucous, margins and folds usually turning reddish orange, sparsely to densely appressed-hairy throughout or only on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches densely appressed- to ascending-hairy; peduncles appressed- to ascending-hairy or glabrous. Pedicels mostly glabrous or some of the proximal hairy. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 times to almost equal to sepals (narrower); hypanthium glabrous or sparsely appressed-hairy (on proximalmost flowers). Achenes not exserted.

Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Moist herb slopes, willow scrub
Elevation: 0–500 m


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Greenland, Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.), Que., Europe.


In contrast to Alchemilla wichurae, A. glomerulans occurs throughout the southern (unglaciated) portion of Greenland.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


... more about "Alchemilla glomerulans"
John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
Clustered lady's mantle +  and alchémille à glomérules +
Greenland +, Nfld. and Labr. (Labr.) +, Que. +  and Europe. +
0–500 m +
Moist herb slopes, willow scrub +
Flowering late Jun–Sep. +
Bull. Herb. Boissier +
Alchemilla obtusa +, A. obtusa var. comosa +, A. pseudomicans +  and A. vulgaris var. comosa +
Alchemilla glomerulans +
Alchemilla +
species +