Clematis microphylla

Common Name:

Small-leaved Clematis

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Wimmera, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKMNPST?VWX?YZ) all States except NT
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Open sites in heathlands and woodlands mostly north of Darby Saddle 1

Flower Description:

Green-cream 1


Woody climber or trailer ascending to 5 m high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has much smaller leaves with 2-3 leaflets, that are often red-tinged after flowering. Leaf margins are entire. Flowers are unisexual and greenish-cream rather than white to cream 1,2


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria