The Clematis anshunensis belongs to Ranunculaceae (the Buttercup family). It is an evergreen shrub that is distributed to Guizhou Province in southwestern China. It grows in deciduous forests and forest margins in mountainous areas, and its tendrils are 3-4 m long. The leaves are triternate pinnately compound, opposite, and leathery. It is a winter bloomer and produces drooping, bell-shaped white flowers from November to March. The Clematis anshunensis var. stenophylla is distributed in the neighboring provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan. Its Japanese name, "峨眉山半鐘蔓" (Gabisan-hansho-zuru), refers to Mount Emei in Sichuan Province, which is a famous World Heritage site. The specific epithet may also refer to the city of Anshun in the southwestern part of Guizhou Province. The Chinese name is "平壩鐵線蓮" (ping ba tie xian lian).