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7. Clematis aspleniifola Schrenk, Enum. Pl. Nov. 2:68. 1842. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:3.1867, Krashen. in Komarov, Fl. URSS. 7:317. 1937, Tamura in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 123.1960, Pl. W. Pak. & Afghan. 58. 1964, Qureshi & Chaudhri in Pak. Syst. 4(1-2): 133.1988 (Fig. 17, F,G).


Naturhistorisches Museum, Botanische Abteilung, Wien, Austria.


National Herbarium, Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Clematis aspleniifola

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Clematis aspleniifolia var. boissieriana Krashen
  • Clematis songarica Bge.
  • Clematis songarica var. aspleniifolia (Schrenk) Trautv.
  • Clematis songarica var. boissieriana (Korsch.) B. Fedtsch.
  • 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.


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