Clematis glycinoides—Old Mans Beard—RANUNCULACEAE.

Clematis glycinoides

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Habitat—Widespread in a range of habitats.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Woody climber to c. 2.5 m high.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Goldens Road Wetlands, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Sea Acres National Park, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.— Compound, opposite, toothed, mostly ternate (or simple on juvenile plants); simple leaves and leaflets ovate to oblong—lanceolate, usually 15 to 120 mm long, 10 to 80 mm wide, margins entire or occasionally with a few teeth or ± triangular lobes usually near the base.

Clematis glycinoides
Clematis glycinoides

Inflorescence—Sepals white. Anthers with an appendage 0.1 to 0.7 mm long;

Flowering.—August to November.

Fruit—Mature achenes ellipsoid to ovoid in side view, not curved; usually lacking ridges on the lateral faces, or sometimes with 1 to 3 faint ridges.

Ripe.—November to December.

Clematis glycinoides