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Clematis puberula Hook. f. & Thomson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 4. 1872.

Slender climbers; stems deeply grooved, downy; branches adpressed pubescent. Leaves opposite, ternately or biternately pinnate; leaflets ovate or ovate-lanceolate, entire or distantly toothed or 2- or 3-lobed, acute or acuminate, ca 7 x 3 cm, hairy below, puberulous on upper surface, 7-nerved. Inflorescence-axillary, 3 - 15-flowered panicles, sometimes only one maturing; pedicels slender; lower bracts foliaceous. Flowers 2 - 3 cm across, white. Sepals 4 - 5 spreading, linear-oblong, elliptic-spathulate, obtuse, 5 - 15 x 3 - 5 mm, whitish, villous outside with a tomentose border, glabrous inside. Filaments narrow, flat, glabrous; anthers short; connectives not produced beyond anther. Achenes compressed, silky hairy.

Fl. Sept. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Open dry places, climbing on shrubs, 1000 - 2000 m. Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Bhutan and N. Myanmar.

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