Alchemilla acutiloba   Lady's-mantle RRR DD N

Alchemilla acutiloba

All the British Alchemillas are obligate apomicts according to Professor Stace. This means they reproduce only by cloning themselves without any sexual processes happening in spite of the presence of flowers. A. acutiloba, discovered as late as 1946, is a large leaved species with sharp-pointed triangular lobes. The teeth of the leaf are largest in the middle of the sides of the triangle. Also the leaf is mostly without hairs above and densely hairy underneath.

This species is known from several sites in the Teesdale area but hardly anywhere else. There are a couple of old records from Scotland but nothing from Wales or Ireland.

Verge in Teesdale, 21st June 2005

Added on 6th Jul 05 updated Mar 9th 08, updated 21st Jun 08, updated 22nd Feb 10, updated Se3 21st Apr 10, updated 2nd Mar 12

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