Scientific Name:
Clematis terniflora DC. (1818 [1817])
  • = Clematis flammula var. robusta Carrière
  • = Clematis maximowicziana Franch. & Sav. (1878)

Deciduous woody climber; stem terete, weakly ribbed. Lvs glabrous or with a few scattered very fine hairs especially beneath, green, 1-pinnate, 15–25 × 7–20 cm; leaflets subcoriaceous, ovate to lanceolate, abruptly cuneate to shallowly cordate at base, acute to apiculate; margin entire; petiole glabrous, 4–7 cm long. Fls erect, ☿, 3–10–(15) in axillary compound dichasial cymes. Bracts paired, free; lower bracts ovate to elliptic to spathulate, apiculate; upper bracts subulate, inserted near base of pedicel. Sepals 4, valvate, white, glabrous or glabrescent above, with dense hairs near margins beneath, oblong, obtuse, 15–20–(24) × 3–4 mm. Anthers 2–4 mm long; filaments glabrous, linear. Achenes compressed, hairy, 5–6 mm long; style c. 3 cm long at fruiting.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Clematis maximowicziana Franch. & P.A.L.Savat.]

Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.) 1993: Flora of North America. New York and Oxford.
Howell, C. 2008: Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DOC Research & Development Series 292: 42. [as Clematis maximowicziana Franch. & Sav.]
Wu, C.Y.; Raven, P.H.; Hong, D.Y. (ed.): Flora of China. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.