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Clematis fawcettii F.Muell.
Family Ranunculaceae
Clematis fawcettii F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Weak climber with stems 1–2 m long.

Leaves biternate to triternate, or if ternate then with the ultimate segments strongly lobed or toothed; leaflets ovate to lanceolate or elliptic; longest ultimate leaflet usually 5–25 mm long or rarely to 40 mm long.

Sepals white or becoming pinkish purple, usually strongly reflexed in male flowers. Anthers 0.7–1.5 mm long, lacking an apical appendage or with a minute button < 0.05 mm long. Mature achenes narrow-ovate in side view, ≤ 1 mm wide, not curved, 3-ridged.

Mature achenes narrow-ovate in side view, equal to or less than 1 mm wide, not curved, 3-ridged.

Flowering: September–November

Distribution and occurrence: Usually found near streams, in drier rainforest north of the Richmond R.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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