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10. Clematis alpina var. sibirica (L.) O. Kuntze, Verh. Bot. Ver. Brandenburg. 26: 162. 1885. Stewart, l.c. 264.


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


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

  • Atragene sibirica L.

    Climbing or prostrate shrub. Leaves ternate, with long petioles, leaflets ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, acuminate, serrate, pubescent along the veins. Flowers solitary on ± long peduncles. Sepals 30-50 mm long, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, yellowish-white to white, pubescent outside and along margins. Staminodes petaloid, flat, pubescent, the outer ones widened and tru ncate at apex, 1/2 to 1/3rd the length of the sepals, equalling the stamens. Filaments covered with long hairs, flattened. Achenes ± laterally compressed, styles long, plumose, ciliate.

    Lectotype: “Habitate in Siberae subhumidis ubique, Hb. Linn. 711/7 (IDC Micro Edition 363 Gotlandix).

    Distribution: From Karelia (European SSR.) through Siberia and S.E. to Mongolia, Tien-Shan, Pamir.

    Mentioned by Stewart from Chitral, Gilgit, Baltistan. I did not see any specimen from Pakistan or Kashmir. The name may have been applied erroneously to Clematis robertsiana Aitch. & Hemsl. or untypical specimens of Clematis Montana Buch. -Ham.


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