Alchemilla wichurae

(Buser) Stefánsson

Fl. Íslands, 135. 1901

Basionyms: Alchemilla connivens Buser [unranked] wichurae Buser Bull. Herb. Boissier 2: 110. 1894
Synonyms: A. vulgaris var. wichurae (Buser) B. Boivin
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 305. Mentioned on page 303, 304, 306.
Plants medium-sized, often purple on stems, petioles, and margins of leaves and stem leaves, usually thin and delicate, 20–30 cm. Stems sparsely appressed-hairy throughout or glabrous in distal 1/2. Leaves: stipules translucent, colorless, usually flushed pale wine red proximally, apex pale green, sometimes with pale wine red margins and veins; blade reniform-orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins flat, basal sinuses narrow or closed, middle lobes as long as and rounded to longer than their half-widths; incisions long or short, 2–5 mm; teeth usually connivent, symmetric to slightly asymmetric, apex acute, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout or in distal 1/2 only, internerve regions usually glabrous (except sometimes on 2 basal lobes), adaxial glabrous or slightly hairy at margin. Inflorescences: primary branches glabrous. Pedicels glabrous. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 times to almost equal to sepals (always narrower); hypanthium glabrous. Achenes not exserted.

Phenology: Flowering Jul.
Habitat: Moist herb slopes
Elevation: 0–100 m


In the flora area, Alchemilla wichurae is restricted to a small area on the southeast coast of Greenland, mostly (or all) in Angmagssalik district.

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Lower Taxa