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Royle's Clematis   
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Royle's Clematis
ative Photo: Krishan Lal
Common name: Royle's Clematis
Botanical name: Clematis roylei    Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)

Royle's Clematis is Himalayan vines with cream-colored drooping bell-shaped flowers, in leafy branched clusters. Petals are oblong with curled back tips, 1.8-2,5 cm, densely silky haired outside, hairless inside. Stamen filaments are hairy on the lower half. Leaves are compound with 2.5-7.5 cm long leaflets which are ovate-lanceshaped, irregularly toothed, either undivided or 3-5 lobed. Stems are slender and the branches are silky-haired. This vine is not easy to distinguish from Himalayan Clematis. Branches of Himalayan Clematis are hairless. Royle's Clematis is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to C. Nepal, at altitudes of 450-2200 m. Flowering: October-December.

Identification credit: Krishan Lal
Photographed in Sirmaur Distt, Himachal Pradesh.
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