1. Family: Ranunculaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Clematis L.
      1. Clematis grandiflora DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and N. Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Ranunculaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A climber
    Ecology
    In low bush and forest margins, in forest regions.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tall woody climbing plant, up to 13 m. or more in length; younger stems with scattered hairs, becoming glabrous with age, ribbed and furrowed.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate with usually 5 leaflets often unequal in size and reduced when associated with the inflorescences; leaflets ovate to oblong-ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, more or less cordate at base, generally not lobed, crenate-dentate but not strongly, pubescent to glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences with 1–3 flowers; pedicels 3–4 cm. long; flower buds ovoid to conical-ovoid.
    Flowers
    Flowers campanulate.
    Calyx
    Sepals with sharply recurved tips, about 3.5 cm. long, greenish yellow.
    Habitat
    Margins and openings in forest, 1200 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4 Sierra Leone to Belgian Congo and Angola

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

    Clematis grandiflora DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2002 Cable, S. [710], Cameroon K000026899
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1510], Cameroon K000026897
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1997], Cameroon K000026896
    Jul 1, 2002 Onana, J.-M. [596], Cameroon K000026898
    Dec 1, 2000 Boughey, A.S. [GC 11137], Cameroon K000105406
    Feb 1, 1997 Cheek, M. [8472], Cameroon K000337504
    Cameroon 15060.000
    Hepper, F.N. [1910], Cameroon K000105405
    Maitland, T.D. [1108], Cameroon K000105398
    Maitland, T.D. [1108], Cameroon K000105399
    Maitland, T.D. [438], Cameroon K000105401
    Maitland, T.D. [438], Cameroon K000105402
    Maitland, T.D. [1032], Cameroon K000105400
    Maitland, T.D. [1633], Cameroon K000105404
    Staudt, A. [483], Cameroon K000105403
    Welw. [1219], Angola Clematis pseudograndiflora K000076031 syntype
    Welw. [1218], Angola Clematis pseudograndiflora K000076032 syntype

    First published in Syst. Nat. 1: 151 (1817)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Turrill & Milne-Redhead in F.T.E.A. Ranunc. 2.
    • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 73
    • —F.T.A. 1: 7
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • P. Staner & J. Léonard, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 186 (1951).
    • Exell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 1 (1937).
    • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 67 (1927).
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 7 (1868).
    • DC., Syst. 1: 151 (1818).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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