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Clematis heynei M.A. Rau, nom. nov. C. triloba Heyne in Roth, Nov. Sp. Pl. 251. 1821 (non Thunb. 1794); Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 3. 1872.

Hindi: Bander-choti, Muhari; Kan.: Morhari, Sowgavalli; Mar.: Mogra-bel, Morvel, Ranjai.

Extensive climbers; stems and branches sulcate, 12-ribbed, somewhat hairy. Leaves simple or pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets ovate or orbicular, cuneate, rounded or, cordate at btse, acute at apex, entire or 3-lobed, 3 - 8 cm long, puberulous on both surfaces, 3-nerved at base; petioles slender, twining, 2 - 8 cm long; petiolules 6 - 18 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, 1 - 7-flowered; bracts foliaceopus. Flowers 2 - 4 cm across, greenish white or creamy-white, fragrant. Sepals 4 - 8, stellately spreading, oblong, obovate, cuspidate, pubescent outside, glabrous inside. Filaments ligulate at base, glabrous connectives scarcely prolonged. Achenes in heads, ovoid, compressed, villous, With ca 4.5 cm long feathery tails.

Fl. Sept. - Dec.; Fr. Oct. - April

Distrib. India: On hillslopes climbing on shrubs, up to 500 m. Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka.


Notes. The plant is often used as a remedy for leprosy, blood diseases and fevers. The stem fibres are used in the making of agricultural implements.

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