Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herbs with woody rhizomes. Leaves mostly basal, palmately lobed to palmatifid; stipules large and persistent. Inflorescence a compound cyme with flowers aggregated into clusters. Epicalyx and calyx 4-lobed (in Victoria); petals absent; hypanthium campanulate to urceolate; stamens 1–5, inserted on disc; ovary superior, 1-locular with 1 ovule; stigma and style 1, style basal. Fruit an achene, wholly or partly enclosed by hypanthium.

250 species, mostly in temperate regions, occasionally on mountains in tropics; 1 species in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A.; Jobson, P.C. (1996). Rosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
Higher taxa
genus Alchemilla
Subordinate taxa