Plant Genera


Family Code: RANUNC
Genus Code: CLEMA
Genus CN: leather flower
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 295 species, shrubs, vines, and suffruticose herbs, of Eurasia, North America, South America, Africa, Madagascar, and Oceania. W.A. Weber (1995) proposes generic status (as Coriflora W.A. Weber) for the leatherflowers, here treated as Clematis, subgenus Viorna.
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Additional species of Clematis, of Asian or European origin, are cultivated as ornamentals and might be encountered.
Genus References: Pringle in FNA (1997); Moreno & Essig in FNA (1997); Essig (1990); Keener (1975); Keener (1967); Pringle (1971)=Z; Tamura in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
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