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Taxon: Clematis orientalis L.

Genus: Clematis subgenus: Campanella section: Meclatis
Family: Ranunculaceae subfamily: Ranunculoideae tribe: Anemoneae
Nomen number: 98
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:543. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 16-Jan-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CO*°, WA*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • oriental virgin's-bower   (Source: Invasive Species ) – English
  • dong fang tie xian lian   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • fen lu tie xian lian   (Source: F ChinaEng [as C. glauca]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Clematis orientalis var. daurica]
  • orientklematis   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan [n. & c.]; Iran [n. & w.]; Iraq [n.e.]; Syria [n.]; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    China: China - Gansu [n.w.], Xinjiang [w.]
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan [Chitral & Baluchistan]
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part [s.e.]
    Southeastern Europe: Greece - Aegean Islands [Kos & Tinos]

    United States [w.]




Check other web resources for Clematis orientalis L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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