Common name: Small-leaved Clematis
Clematis microphylla DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Clematis microphylla DC. var. microphylla APNI*
Description: Woody climber to c. 3 m high.
Leaves ± ternate to biternate or partly triternate, or occasionally a few leaves entire; longest ultimate leaflets or lobes usually >20 mm long and usually >3 mm wide; ultimate leaflets sublinear, oblong, narrow-ovate or occasionally obovate, 6–50 mm long, 1–13 mm wide, apex usually obtuse, margins sometimes with 1 or 2 basal lobes but lacking teeth.
Sepals creamy-white. Anthers lacking an apical appendage.
Mature achenes with margins markedly thickened, usually pilose, the hairs sometimes inconspicuous.
Flowering: Usually July–December
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A. W.A.
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
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