Common name: Headache Vine
Clematis pickeringii A.Gray APNI*
Synonyms: Clematis glycinoides var. submutica Benth. 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 August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in a range of habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by B. G. Briggs & R. O. Makinson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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