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   4d. Clematis montana var. longipes  W. T. Wang
大花绣球藤   da hua xiu qiu teng


Leaflet blades 3--6.5(--9.8) cm. Flowers 5--11 cm in diam. Pedicel 10--19 cm. Sepals 2.6--5 × 1.3--2.6(--3.5) cm, abaxially densely appressed puberulous near margin but with a glabrescent band 0.8--1.5 cm wide, apex usually rounded-obtuse to acuminate. Anthers narrowly oblong, (2--)3--4 mm, apex obtuse or obscurely minutely apiculate. Ovaries glabrous. Achenes glabrous; persistent style 2.5--4.5 cm. Fl. Apr--Aug, fr. Jul--Aug.

Scrub, along streams; 1100--4000 m. S Gansu, NE Guizhou, W Hubei, W Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [N India].

This variety was mistakenly identified as the Himalayan variety Clematis montana var. grandiflora Hooker in FRPS 28: 222. 1980.