Clematis cirrhosa, Fern-leaved clematis, Evergreen clematis,
Evergreen Traveller's Joy, Bower,
Hebrew: זלזלת הקנוקנות, Arabic: حبل مسكي
|| ||Clematis cirrhosa L.|
|| ||Fern-leaved clematis, Evergreen clematis, Evergreen Traveller's Joy, Bower|
|| || זלזלת הקנוקנות |
|| ||حبل مسكي|
|| ||Ranunculaceae, נוריתיים|
|| ||Phanerophyte, shrub|
|| ||Prostrate, climbing, tendrils; branched, hirsute|
|| ||Opposite, entire, dentate or serrate|
|| ||Cream, white|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Dry indehiscent fruits, achene|
|| || January, February, November, December|
|| ||Mediterranean maquis and forest|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|| || Mediterranean|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Clematis, clema, Κλημα (Greek), "vine; branch"; atis, -ατιϛ, substantive suffix for nouns: diminutive; climbing plants.
Cirrhosa, cirrhus, cirrus, "curl, ringlet, tuft of hair, tendril"; osus, adjective suffix for nouns: plenitude or notable development; with lots of tendrils, curls.
Clematis cirrhosa is native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and northern Africa. Its flowers are nodding, cup-shaped, borne singly or in clusters. It is one of two evergreen Clematis species (the other is C. armandii).
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- Theophrastus (370 BCE — ca. 285 BCE), Enquiry into plants, V.ix.6, gives the name of atrhragene to the plant, and according to Sprengel (Kurt Polycarp Joachim, 1766-1833), the athragene is the Clematis cirrhosa of Linnaeus, the French Clématite à vrilles.
The Herbal of Dioscorides the Greek (ca.40-ca.90 CE): Klematis Etera - (suggested: Clematis cirrhosa — Evergreen Clematis; Clematis angustifolia —Virgin's Bower; Clematis alpina — Alpine Clematis) poisonous
There is another clematis which sends out a vinelike
branch, reddish, flexible; the leaf extremely sharp to
the taste and ulcerating. It winds around trees like smilax
[4-144, 4-145]. The seed of this (pounded into small pieces
and taken as a drink with water or honey water) drives
phlegm and bile downward. The leaves (applied as a
poultice) drive away leprosy. They are preserved with
lepidium [2-205] to eat with meat [vegetable]. It is also
called epigetis, the Egyptians call it phylacuum, and the