Common name: Ceylon clematics. Tamil Name: Vatamkolli
Ceylon clematis is a medium sized liana of Asian origin. The leaves measure around 10 cm and are oval in shape and the leaf margin is entire. The leaf nerves appear pressed on the upper surface of the leaf. The young branches and inflorescence stalk appear pubescent. The leaves are elliptic in shape with a slightly cordate base and a tapering apex. The inflorescence is in the form of an axillary panicle which can measure more than 15 cm in length. The flowers are whitish-green in color; the flower appear with as many as 14-15 petals arranged in a circular patter. The stamens are bunched at the center of the flower. The individual flower measures around 2.5 cm across. Ceylon clematis is rarely found around Coimbatore, -found it only once around the forest areas of Bhadrakaliamman temple near Mettupalayam. However, it is a common plant around Western ghat areas in North Karnataka. This plant was photographed around Dandeli forest area in north Karnataka.