Alchemilla filicaulis

Buser

Bull. Herb. Boissier 1(app. 2): 22. 1893.

Illustrated
Synonyms: Alchemilla vulgaris var. filicaulis (Buser) Fernald & Wiegand
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 307. Mentioned on page 303, 304.

Plants small to medium-sized, glaucous to grass green, young inflorescences yellowish, soon becoming reddish-brown, to 40 cm. Stems densely spreading to very sparsely hairy at least in proximal 1/2. Leaves: stipules translucent, usually strongly wine red-tinged proximally, lobes green; blade usually reniform, sometimes orbiculate, shallowly 7–9-lobed, margins flat or slightly, rarely distinctly, undulate, basal sinuses usually wide, sometimes narrow, middle lobes rounded, shorter than to equal to their half-widths, sometimes longer; incisions absent or relatively short to long; teeth sometimes slightly connivent, slightly to strongly asymmetric, apex usually acute to subobtuse, sometimes obtuse, abaxial surface glabrous or hairy, nerves glabrous proximally or hairy throughout, adaxial sparsely to densely hairy throughout or on folds only. Inflorescences: primary branches glabrous or densely pubescent; peduncles glabrous or densely hairy. Pedicels glabrous or hairy. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5 times to almost equal to sepals (always narrower); hypanthium usually sparsely to densely hairy, sometimes glabrous. Achenes exserted.

Distribution

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N.B., N.S., Ont., Que., Wyo., Europe

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Pedicels, distal 1/2 of stems, primary inflorescence branches, and peduncles usually glabrous; abaxial leaf surfaces usually glabrous, nerves usually glabrous proximally, sometimes hairy throughout, adaxial sparsely to densely hairy throughout or on folds only. Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. filicaulis
1 All pedicels, distal 1/2 of stems, primary inflorescence branches, and peduncles densely hairy; abaxial leaf surfaces usually irregularly or uniformly hairy, sometimes glabrous, nerves hairy throughout, adaxial usually densely hairy throughout, rarely only on folds. Alchemilla filicaulis subsp. vestita

"timestoalmostequaltosepals" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

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hairy +  and glabrous +
on folds +  and hairy +
John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
compound +  and simple +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
7-9-lobed +, orbiculate +  and reniform +
1.5cm +  and 15cm +
free +  and distinct +
much-branched +
N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Wyo. +  and Europe +
not +  and aggregated +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
not +  and aggregated +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
glabrous +  and hairy +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
reddish-brown +  and yellowish +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
opposite +  and alternate +
not persistent +
shallow +
slightly +  and flat +
undulate +
shorter than to equal to their +
hairy +  and glabrous +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
hairy +  and glabrous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
5 +  and 4 +
lobed +, toothed +, semiorbiculate +  and ovate +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
Bull. Herb. Boissier +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
erect +, spreading +, reflexed +  and usually erect +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
Illustrated +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
1 +  and 6 +
palmate +  and pinnate +
wine red-tinged +
persistent +
distinct +
not elongate +
sericeous +, glabrous +  and pubescent +
Alchemilla vulgaris var. filicaulis +
Alchemilla filicaulis +
Alchemilla +
species +
inconspicuous +
flat +  and conic or turbinate +
enlarged +
small +  and medium-sized +