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Clematis zemuensis W. Smith in Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 66. 1911.

Slender climbers; branches glabrous or hairy. Leaves fascicled at nodes, bipinnate or biternate; leaflets ovate, obliquely rounded at base, lobed or not, coarsely serrate, 1.5 - 4 x 1 - 2.5 cm, finely pubescent on both surfaces. Inflorescence panicled, axillary, 3 - 7-flowered but in some reduced to one at maturity; pedicels erect, 5 - 8 cm long. Flowers 2 - 3 cm across, yellowish white. Sepals 4 - 6, spreading, elliptic, acute, ca 15 x 5 mm, sparsely hairy outside, glabrous inside. Filaments glabrous; connectives slightly produced beyond anther-thecae. Achenes pubescent, with feathery tails.

Fl. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Margins of subtropical and temperate Rhododendron-Juniperus forests, 2000 - 3500 m. Sikkim.

Nepal and Bhutan.

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