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Clematis apiculata Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 4. 1872. C. apiifolia DC. var. apiculata (Hook. f. & Thomson) O. Ktze in Verh. Bot. Ver. Brandenb. 26: 167. 1885.


Slender woody climbers; branches sulcate with more than 6 ribs, adpressedly or patently hairy. Leaves opposite, simple, 3-lobed or 3-foIiolate; petioles 3 - 8 cm long, slender, hairy; lamina ovate-oblong, cordate or subcordate at base, entire, crenate or irregularly toothed, acuminate at apex, 2 - 8 x 15 - 5 cm, membranous, sparsely hairy on both surfaces; lateral petiolules 5 - 15 mm long. Inflorescence axillary, fasciculate or leafy panicle of many, ca 1 cm long flowers. Sepals oblong, 3 - 6 mm long, tomentose outside. Filaments short, linear, glabrous; anthers straight; connectives produced into a minute mucro. Achenes broadly ovate or obovate, margined, compressed, hairy, with up to 6 cm long feathery tails.

Fl. Oct. - Nov.; Fr. Dec. - Feb.

Distrib. India: Meghalaya and Manipur.

Endemic.





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