Clematis songarica var. intermedia Trautv.
Perennial shrub, with an erect stem. Leaves slightly coriaceous. Lower leaves broadly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, entire or serrate-dentate to deeply incised, uper leaves pinnate, lateral leaflets small, entire or apically dentate, usually shortly stalked, terminal leaflet longer, deeply incised dentate, linear-lanceolate. Flowers small, arranged in a narrow panicle. Sepals whitish, oblong, pubescent outside or along the margins. Filaments glabrous. Style 1.5-2 mm long, plumose-ciliate.
Fl. Per.: April-May.
Type: S.E. USSR: Dzungaria, C. Asia (LE).
Chitral:A-6 Nishko, Kamal Akhtar et al 1593, 1663 (KUH,RAW), Chitral, Barum Village, I.I. Chaudhri 157 (RAW), Gilgit: A-7 Imit, Schmid 2014 (RAW), id., 13.9.1956, Shaukat Ali s.n. (RAW), Ishkoman, Bowes Lyon 8227 (RAW), Baluchistan: D-4 Ziarat, R.R. Stewart 569 (RAW), Urak-Wali Tangi, S.A. Faroogi & M. Qaiser 2433 (KUH), Quetta-Chaman, S.A. Farooqi & M. Qaiser 2319 (KUH), Ziarat, on rocks, M. Nath 2346 (RAW).
Distribution: From the mountain ranges in the Siberian C. Asia (Tien-Shan, Tarbagatai, Pamir-Alai) to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Found in the drier northern and western belt in Pakistan.