J Syst Evol ›› 2005, Vol. 43 ›› Issue (3): 193-209.DOI: 10.1360/aps040048

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A revision of Clematis sect. Fruticella (Ranunculaceae)

WANG Wen-Tsai, LI Liang-Qian   

  1. (Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China)

  • Received:2004-04-27 Published:2005-05-18

Abstract: In this paper Clematis sect. Fruticella is revised. Five species, two varieties, and
three forms are recognized. They are classified into two series, and keyed, described, and
illustrated. Brief taxonomic history and geographical distribution of the section are given, and
the relationships of sect. Fruticella with other sections of the Clematis and of the five species
within the section are discussed. Two new combinations, ser. Fruticosa (Tamura) W. T. Wang
& L. Q. Li, and C. fruticosa f. pinnatisecta (W. T. Wang & L. Q. Li) W. T. Wang & L. Q. Li,
are proposed, and a new series, ser. Virides W. T. Wang & L. Q. Li, is described.

Key words: Clematis sect. Fruticella, Ranunculaceae, taxonomic revision