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2. Clematis potaninii Maximowicz, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada. 11: 9. 1890.

美花铁线莲 mei hua tie xian lian

Clematis fargesii Franchet; C. fargesii var. souliei Franchet ex Finet & Gagnepain; C. montana Buchanan-Hamilton ex de Candolle var. potaninii (Maximowicz) Finet & Gagnepain; C. potaninii var. fargesii (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti.

Vines woody. Branches shallowly 5- or 6-grooved, appressed puberulous. Leaves usually (1 or)2-pinnate; petiole 3--5 cm; leaflet blades ovate to broadly ovate, 1.5--6 × 0.8--5.5 cm, thin papery, both surfaces sparsely appressed puberulous, base broadly cuneate, rounded, or subcordate, margin serrate, apex acute to acuminate; basal veins flat. Cymes arising from axils of leaves on current year’s branches, 1--3(or 4)-flowered; peduncle 5.5--15 cm; bracts ternate or simple, 3-lobed. Flowers 3--7 cm in diam. Pedicel 3--9.8 cm, appressed puberulous. Sepals 5 or 6(or 7), white, cuneate-obovate to narrowly obovate, 1.8--3.8 × 0.8--2.4 cm, abaxially densely appressed puberulous, adaxially glabrous, apex rounded and apiculate. Stamens 0.7--1.8 cm, glabrous; anthers narrowly oblong, 2--3 mm, apex obtuse. Ovaries pubescent. Style 7--11 mm, densely villous. Achenes obovate to elliptic, 3--4.5 × 2--2.8 mm, glabrous; persistent style 2.5--3.2 cm, plumose. Fl. Jun--Aug, fr. Aug--Oct.

* Forests, forest margins, slopes; 1400--4000 m. S Gansu, S Shaanxi, N to W Sichuan, E Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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