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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. to Tropical Old World Mountains.
Clematis sp (Ranunculaceae)

[FTEA]

Ranunculaceae, E. Milne-Redhead And W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Mostly woody climbing or suffruticose trailing plants
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, generally compound, petiole and rhachis capable of twining round supports but not ending in a naked tendril
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, in many- to few-flowered panicles or solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 (rarely more), valvate, more or less petaloid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals and nectaries absent but staminodes, which gradually pass into the stamens, sometimes present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, normally uniovulate by abortion
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes capitate, with a persistent usually elongated plumose or naked style.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Woody climbing or trailing plants
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, generally compound; petiole and rhachis often twining round supports
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, in many- to few-flowered panicles or solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 or rarely more, valvate, ± petal-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals and nectaries absent, but staminodes, which gradually pass into the stamens, sometimes present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels many, normally 1-ovulate by abortion
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes capitate, with a persistent usually long feathery or glabrous style.
Distribution
Some 380 species, mainly in north temperate regions.

[FZ]

Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell & E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Mostly woody climbers or shrubby trailing plants.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, usually pinnately or ternately compound with petiole and rhachis capable of twining.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers actinomorphic in many- to few-flowered panicles or solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals and nectaries absent but staminodes transitional between sepals and stamens sometimes present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, free, normally 1-ovulate by abortion.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes capitate with a persistent, usually elongated, plumose or naked style.

[FTEA]

Ranunculaceae, E. Milne-Redhead And W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with erect stems which are rarely somewhat woody in lower part
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, simple or more often compound, petiole and rhachis not acting as tendrils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, solitary or few at the ends of stems or branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 (rarely more), more or less imbricate, petaloid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals and nectaries absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, with one fertile ovule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes capitate, with a persistent elongated plumose style.

[FZ]

Ranunculaceae, A. W. Exell & E. Milne-Redhead. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular, solitary or several at the ends of stems or branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4 (rarely more) more or less imbricate, petaloid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals and nectaries absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels indefinite in number, with one fertile ovule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes capitate, with a persistent, elongated, plumose style.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with erect stems occasionally somewhat woody towards the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, simple or pinnately compound.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Buryatiya, Cabinda, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Magadan, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Azores, Bermuda, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden

Clematis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Edwards, S.M., Nepal 54046.000
Rico, L. [1565], Bolivia K000295305
Dec 1, 1954 Kerr, A.F.G. [2903], Thailand Naravelia K000498798

First published in Sp. Pl.: 543 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Yang, W.J., Li, L.Q. & Xie, L. (2009). A revision of Clematis sect. Atragene (Ranunculaceae) Journal of Systematics and Evolution 47: 552-580.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 4.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 242 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 543 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 242 (1754)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0