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This text currently parallels The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition that is now available at the University of California Press.
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Plant ± woody vine; occasionally dioecious.
Leaf: generally 1–2- pinnate, cauline, opposite; petiole generally tendril-like; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, generally irregularly 2–3-lobed or coarsely toothed, occasionally entire.
Inflorescence: 1-flowered to panicle, axillary [ terminal].
Flower: unisexual; sepals generally 4, free, petal-like, white to cream [brightly colored]; petals 0; stamens many, free; pistils 5–many.
Fruit: achene, each generally with elongate, feathery style.
300 species: worldwide; Clematis terniflora DC., cultivated. (Greek: twig) [Pringle 1999 Clematis 1999:12–19] Clematis drummondii Torr. & A. Gray undocumented for CA.
Unabridged references: [Tamura 1987 Acta Phytotax Geobot 38:38–44]
1. Lflets 5–15; inflorescence several- to many-flowered; flower Jun–Sep ..... C. ligusticifolia
1' Lflets generally 3–5; inflorescence 1–3(12)-flowered; flower Jan–Jun
2. Sepals hairy abaxially, adaxially; fruit body hairy ..... C. lasiantha
2' Sepals hairy abaxially, glabrous adaxially; fruit body glabrous ..... C. pauciflora
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