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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Uganda to Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial, with erect herbaceous stems 0.7–1.5 m. tall, strongly longitudinally striate, indumentum varying from densely silky matted hairs to spreading not silky hairs, or sparsely spreading hairs, or glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate to bipinnate or trifoliolate, except sometimes near the base or apex of the stems where they may be simple, very variable in details of shape and indumentum (see key to groups below).
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary to fairly numerous at the ends of stems or main branches, 3.5–7 cm. in diameter.
    Calyx
    Sepals more or less spreading, softly hairy on both surfaces, white, cream, mauve, or pink.
    Anthers
    Anthers up to 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes in heads up to 10 cm. in diameter.
    Note
    Seven groups are recognized by Exell, Léonard, and Milne-Redhead, in B.S.B.B. 83:412 (1951), as occurring in Africa.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Stems 0.7–1.5 m. tall, longitudinally ribbed and furrowed, indumentum very variable, from silky-tomentose to nearly glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate, bipinnate or pinnate-trifoliolate, occasionally simple near the base or apex of the stem.
    Flowers
    Flowers 3.5–7 cm. in diam., usually several (occasionally solitary) at the ends of the stems or main branches.
    Calyx
    Sepals softly hairy on both surfaces, white, cream, pink, mauve or lilac.
    Anthers
    Anthers up to 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Achenes in heads up to 10 cm. in diam. (including the persistent styles).
    [FWTA]

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

    Note
    Flowering stems appearing in grassland after fire
    Calyx
    Sepals white, cream, mauve or pink.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Clematis villosa DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 11, 2010 Banze, A. [58], Mozambique K000546039
    Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, D.W. [6072], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105465
    Jan 1, 1975 Hepper, F.N. [2714], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105463
    Jan 1, 1975 Maitland, T.D. [1628], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105457
    Jan 1, 1975 Maitland, T.D. [1628], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105458
    Jan 1, 1975 Maitland, T.D. [1628 a], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105459
    Jan 1, 1975 Maitland, T.D. [0 s.n.13], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105460
    Jan 1, 1975 Lightbody, J.S. [0 s.n.2], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105455
    Jan 1, 1975 Bauer, P.J. [42], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105449
    Jan 1, 1975 Bauer, P.J. [42], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105450
    Jan 1, 1975 Brunt, M.A. [524], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105464
    Jan 1, 1975 Daramola, B. O. [FHI 41059], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105453
    Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28460], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105456
    Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28429], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105447
    Lowe J. [3657], Cameroon Clematopsis villosa K000105448

    First published in Syst. Nat. 1: 154 (1817)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.

    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