Clematis villosa DC.
subsp. kirkii (Oliv.) Brummitt

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Clematis villosa subsp. kirkii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop nature reserve

Clematis villosa subsp. kirkii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nyanga rd before Nyakupinga bridge

Clematis villosa subsp. kirkii

Picture: Petra Ballings
4x4 Club, Donnybrook, Arcturus Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Clematis kirkii Oliv
Clematopsis scabiosifolia DC. subsp. kirkii (Oliv.) Brummitt
Clematopsis villosa (DC.) Hutch. subsp. kirkii (Oliv.) J. Raynal & Brummitt
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Status: Native
Description:
Branched perennial, up to 1 m. Leaves variously lobed or pinnately compound. Flowers drooping, solitary or several at the ends of stems or branches, softly hairy. Fruits "bearded" with the persistent plumose style forming a mass of silvery threads, making the plants an equally attractive sight both during and after the flowering time.
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Notes: In allocating countries and divisions from the Clematopsis scabiosifolia groups in FZ 1(1), pp. 93-95, I have taken the records for Group A to belong to subsp. stanleyi and records from all the other groups to be subsp. kirkii.
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Flowering time:Dec - Feb
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 20 - 21. as Clematis scabiosifolia (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 9. as Clematis villosa villosa

Exell, A.W. & Milne-Redhead, E. (1960). Ranunculaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 93 - 95. as Clematopsis scabiosifolia group C

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 36. As Clematopsis scabiosifolia (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69. as Clematopsis villosa kirkii

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 46, plate 69 as Clematopsis villosa

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 157.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Clematis villosa subsp. kirkii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123530, retrieved 18 January 2020

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