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3. Alchemilla wichurae (Buser) Stefánsson, Fl. Islands. 135. 1901.

Alchemilla connivens Buser [unranked] wichurae Buser, Bull. Herb. Boissier 2: 110. 1894; A. vulgaris Linnaeus var. wichurae (Buser) B. Boivin

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.

Flowering Jul. Moist herb slopes; 0–100 m; Greenland; Europe.

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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