Alchemilla · rasakila

EN · Lady's mantle DE · Frauenmantel LT · rasakila LV · rasaskrēsliņi PL · przywrotnik

Lady’s mantle is often thought of as being a single species, but in fact it can be divided up into tens of micro-species. Its seeds are produced apomictically, without fertilisation, which means that even small inherited differences are preserved in its descendents. This development has led to many small but permanent distinctly separate lines. Lady’s mantles are easy to recognize, but differentiating the micro-species from one another demands a great deal of study.

Gentis pasižymi labai dideliu polimorfizmu. Daugelyje rūšių pastebimas paralelinis požymių kintamumas. Lietuvoje priskaičiuojama iki 28 rūšių. Visos jos priskirtos paprastosios rasakilos grupei (Alchemilla aggr. vulgaris)