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Pakistan | Family List | Ranunculaceae | Clematis

11. Clematis barbellata Edgew. in Trans. Linn. Soc. Bot. 20:25. 1851. Hook.f. & Thoms. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:3. 1872, Hook. in Bot. Mag. t. 4794, 1854, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 264. 1972, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2):136.1988.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Clematis barbellata var. obtusa Kitam. & Tamura
  • Clematis nepaulensis auct. non DC.: Royle

    Scandent, glabrous shrub. Stem often suffussed purple, terete. Leaves ternate, leaflets 5-7 x 2-4 cm, ovate, ± acuminate, short petiolate, lobate or incised-dentate or serrate. Flowers axillary, single on peduncles with two small bracteoles. Sepals violet, 22-28 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, acuminate with often an inflexed top, velvety hairy on both sides. Filaments flattened, broadly linear, hairy. Anthers introrse, slightly beaded, dorsally hairy. Achenes glabrous. Style up to 4 cm, plumose-ciliate.

    Type: Himalaya: Chur, in forests, 8000-9000 ft., Junio, Edgeworth.

    Distribution: Temperate Himalaya from Kashmir eastward to Nepal. Reportedly collected by Harsukh from Waziristan (tide R.R. Stewart, l.c.).


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