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Alchemilla gracilis Opiz


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 20–30 cm tall. Radical leaves: stipules brown, membranous, abaxially sparsely villous; petiole 5–14 cm, densely spreading villous; leaf blade reniform-orbicular, 2–4 × 4–8 cm, both surfaces sparsely villous, abaxially densely so on veins, base subcordate with broad sinus or subtruncate, margin 7–9-lobed and serrulate; cauline leaves 2–5, shortly petiolate or subsessile; stipules connate at base, margin serrate; leaf blade gradually smaller higher up stem. Inflorescences laxly corymbiform-cymose. Pedicel 3–4 mm, glabrous. Hypanthium glabrous, base slightly decurrent. Epicalyx segments ca. 1/2 as long as sepals. Achene ovoid, 1–2 mm, glabrous, apex subobtuse.

Thinned forests, alpine grasslands; 1700--3500 m. Gansu, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia (W Siberia); Europe].


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