Common name: Headache Vine, Guwalyari (D'harawal)
Clematis glycinoides DC. APNI*
Description: Woody climber to c. 2.5 m high.
Leaves mostly ternate (or simple on juvenile plants); simple leaves and leaflets ovate to oblong-lanceolate, usually 15–120 mm long, 10–80 mm wide, margins entire or occasionally with a few teeth or ± triangular lobes usually near the base.
Sepals white, sometimes becoming purple. Anthers <2 mm long; appendage absent or <1 m long, ± obtuse (if present also detectable on staminodes in female flowers).
Flowering: usually Aug.–Nov.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a range of habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Anthers with an appendage 0.1–0.7 mm long; mature achenes ellipsoid to ovoid in side view, not curved; usually lacking ridges on the lateral faces, or sometimes with 1–3 faint ridges. Sepals white||var. glycinoides|
|Anthers without an appendage; mature achenes narrowly and obliquely ellipsoid in side view, usually curved with 1–3 conspicuous longitudinal ridges on the lateral faces. Sepals white, or becoming purplish||var. submutica|
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