Clematis chrysocarpa Welw. ex Oliv.
subsp. bijuga Brummitt

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Clematis chrysocarpa subsp. bijuga

Upland hill miombo woodland
Mafinga Mountains, Mafinga District
Jan 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Clematis chrysocarpa (Welw. ex Oliv.) Hutch.
Clematis chrysocarpoides De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Erect herb or shrublet to 2 m tall. Leaves 3-foliolate or pinnate with 2-3 pairs of side leaflets (the side leaflets sometimes 3-foliolate). Flowers solitary, white, petals 2-3.2 cm long. Seed heads golden brown.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: chrysocarpa : golden-fruited
bijuga : two paired
Habitat: Moist miombo woodland and montane scrub margins of secondary forest
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania Rare
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,C,W
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 233. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Clematis chrysocarpa subsp. bijuga., retrieved 2 December 2023

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