A NEW SPECIES OF CLEMATIS L. (RANUNCULACEAE) FROM WESTERN GHATS OF KERALA, INDIA
Plants Systematic and Genetic Resources Division, Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR), Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal P.O., Malappuram district, Kerala – 676 503
|Corresponding Author: K.A. Anilkumar, Mob: 9747200655, E-mail: [email protected]|
|Received: 13 August 2013 Accepted: 29 August 2013|
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Clematis udayanii Anilkumar, a new species of Clematis from Palakkad district, Kerala is described and illustrated. It is morphologically similar to Clematis theobromina Dunn by opposite 3-foliolate leaves, foliaceous bracts and glabrous filaments; but distinguished from it in the several ribbed stem, broadly ovate-oblong leaves with crenate margin, faint lateral leaves, trichotomously branched long panicle inflorescence with many large flowers, sepals purplish on adaxial side, anthers with prominent connective and erect anthers after anthesis and compressed, short tailed achenes with hooked tip.