Alchemilla micans

Buser

Bull. Herb. Boissier 1(app. 2): 28. 1893.

Common names: Gleaming lady’s mantle
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 308. Mentioned on page 304.

Plants medium-sized, dark green, often somewhat sericeous (abaxial surface of leaves), sometimes reddish-brown, especially on exposed distal part of stems and inflorescences, to 50 cm. Stems usually densely spreading to slightly ascending-hairy, usually glabrous in distal 1/2. Leaves: stipules translucent, strongly wine red-tinged proximally, lobes pale green, sometimes suffused wine red; petiole densely spreading or slightly ascending-hairy (especially in distal 1/3); blade usually reniform to orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins flat, sometimes slightly undulate, basal sinuses relatively wide or narrow, basal lobes not overlapping, middle lobes rounded, as long as to longer than their half-widths, to as long as wide and with straight sides; incisions usually absent or relatively short; teeth usually slightly connivent, almost symmetric to ± asymmetric, apex acute, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout, internerve regions uniformly or irregularly hairy, adaxial densely appressed-hairy throughout. Inflorescences: primary branches often sparsely, sometimes densely, ascending-hairy; peduncles glabrous or hairy. Pedicels glabrous or some of the proximal hairy. Flowers dark green, often becoming reddish; epicalyx bractlet lengths 0.5+ times sepals (narrower); hypanthium attenuate at base, usually glabrous, rarely sparsely hairy (in proximal flowers). Achenes not exserted.


Phenology: Flowering late May–Sep.
Habitat: Meadows, moist sand
Elevation: 0–400 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Que., Maine, N.Y., Europe

Discussion

Alchemilla micans has been widely known as A. gracilis Opiz; the type of that name is referable to A. monticola, a species that the original description also fits better.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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

... more about "Alchemilla micans"
not exserted +
John McNeill +, Martin Dubé +  and Peter Frost-Olsen +
compound +  and simple +
not overlapping +
narrow +  and wide +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
7-9-lobed +, usually reniform +  and orbiculate +
1.5cm +  and 15cm +
free +  and distinct +
Gleaming lady’s mantle +
much-branched +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Que. +, Maine +, N.Y. +  and Europe +
not +  and aggregated +
0–400 m +
reddish +  and dark green +
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 />) +
Meadows, moist sand +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
opposite +  and alternate +
not persistent +
red +, suffused wine +  and pale green +
shallow +
undulate +
than as-long-as to longer their half-widths +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
hairy +, some +  and glabrous +
hairy +  and glabrous +
0 (?) +  and 4 (?) +
free +  and distinct +
5 +  and 4 +
ascending-hairy +
lobed +, toothed +, semiorbiculate +  and ovate +
Flowering late May–Sep. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
Bull. Herb. Boissier +
not arillate +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
erect +, spreading +, reflexed +  and usually erect +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
straight +
Introduced +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
1 +  and 6 +
palmate +  and pinnate +
wine red-tinged +
persistent +
distinct +
not elongate +
sericeous +, glabrous +  and pubescent +
Alchemilla micans +
Alchemilla +
species +
inconspicuous +
flat +  and conic or turbinate +
enlarged +
reddish-brown +  and dark green +