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Genus: Clematis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Ranunculaceae

About 230 species (temperate regions and tropical Africa), with 14 species native to southern Africa. An additional 12 species are cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Clematis bowkeri

 

Clematis brachiata

Clematis costata

Recorded from Zimbabwe, but not listed in the African Plants Database.

 

Clematis commutata

 

Clematis hirsuta

 

Clematis massoniana

 

Clematis orientalis

[= Clematis viridifolia]

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Clematis oweniae

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Clematis pulchra

Recorded from Zimbabwe, but not listed in the African Plants Database.

 

Clematis simensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Clematis stewartiae

 

Clematis uhehensis

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Clematis villosa

[= Clematopsis scabiosifolia]

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it split into the subspecies C. v. kirkii and C. v. stanleyi.

Clematis welwitschii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Other species, cultivated to southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Clematis campaniflora

Native to Portugal.

 

Clematis flammula

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Clematis glycinoides

Native to Australia.

 

Clematis gouriana

Probably native to Indonesia.

 

Clematis indivisa

Native to New Zealand.

 

Clematis integrifolia

Native to Europe and Asia.

 

Clematis mandschurica

Native to China.

 

Clematis microphylla

Native to Australia.

 

Clematis pitcheri

Native to eastern USA.

 

Clematis recta

Native to Europe and western Asia.

 

Clematis tangutica

Native to central Asia.

 

Clematis viticella

 

 


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