Vascular – Native
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
2n = 16
Current conservation status
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2017 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2012 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: By Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, John W. Barkla, Shannel P. Courtney, Paul D. Champion, Leon R. Perrie, Sarah M. Beadel, Kerry A. Ford, Ilse Breitwieser, Ines Schönberger, Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls, Peter B. Heenan and Kate Ladley.
2012 | Not Threatened
Previous conservation statuses
2009 | Not Threatened
2004 | Not Threatened
Endemic to South Island. Found in Marlborough (upper Awatere Valley), Canterbury, Otago, Southland (Te Anau Downs) and Stewart Island.
Apparently restricted to river terraces, rock outcrops and dry hillsides and scrub habitats.
A slender low-climbing evergreen woody climber. Leaves are hairy on both sides, trifoliolate and dull green.
The wider green hairy sepals (petals are not present in Clematis) distinguish Clematis marata species from the very similar Clematis quadribracteolata which has narrow purple sepals that are glabrous on the inner surface. The distribution of these two species overalps through the eastern South Island
September - December
December - March
Pappate achenes are dispersed by wind (Thorsen et al., 2009).
clematis: From the Greek klema ‘vine’, alluding to the vine-like habit of many species
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Notes on taxonomy
C. marata and C. quadribracteolata were treated by Allan (1961) as parts of a variable complex. Joe Cartman showed that they are distinct providing descriptions in Canterbury Bot. Soc. J. 20: 36-37 (1986).
Fact sheet prepared by P.J. de Lange for NZPCN (1 June 2013)
References and further reading
Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309
NZPCN Fact Sheet citation
Please cite as: de Lange, P.J. (Year at time of access): Clematis marata Fact Sheet (content continuously updated). New Zealand Plant Conservation Network. https://www.nzpcn.org.nz/flora/species/clematis-marata/ (Date website was queried)