Galium bussei K. Schum. & K. Krause
var. bussei

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Galium bussei var. bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Galium bussei var. bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Galium bussei var. bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Galium stenophyllum Baker var. flavoviride Utzschn. &Amp; Merxm.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a woody roostock. Stems erect or semi-erect up to 60 cm. Leaves in whorls of 5-10, linear-oblanceolate with strongly recurved margins. Inflorescence dense, many-flowered. Flowers cream to pale yellow.
Notes: Two varieties are found in Zimbabwe, var. bussei has whitish hairs on the stems and leaves, while var. glabrum Brenan is mostly hairless.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland or grassy areas in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2250 m
Flowering time:(Jan)
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 26 February 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 241.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 199.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galium bussei var. bussei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156840, retrieved 24 September 2016

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