1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Clematis L.
      1. Clematis brachiata Thunb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Senegal, Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody climber up to about 4 m. tall; younger stems more or less softly hairy, longitudinally ribbed and furrowed.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate with 5–7 leaflets or pinnate-ternate; leaflets suborbicular to ovate in outline, shortly acuminate, acute or more rarely subobtuse, cordate to rounded or obtuse at the base, often a longer central lobe with a shorter lateral one on each side but sometimes asymmetric, margins crenate-dentate, from glabrous to densely sericeous-pubescent or tomentose on the lower surface and from glabrous to sparsely appressed-pubescent on the upper surface.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences generally many-flowered; flowers sweet-scented; pedicels 0.5–3 cm. long; flower-buds spherical to ellipsoid, rounded to acuminate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 0.8–1.5 cm. long; cream or white.
    Anthers
    Anthers usually 1.5–2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes (including persistent style) up to 4 cm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Clematis brachiata Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 2011 Wilms, F. [1], South Africa K000729809 Unknown type material
    Jan 2, 2011 s.coll. [100], Swaziland K000729810 Unknown type material
    Thunberg [s.n.], South Africa K000076010 Unknown type material

    First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 94 (1800)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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