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Description: Perennial herb. Stems sparsely branched, mostly creeping or climbing, up to 2.3 m long, distinctly 4-angled set with small recurved prickles. Leaves in whorls of 6, more or less broadly elliptic to obovate, single-veined; apex acuminate; margin entire but set with small recurved prickles. Inflorescence very reduced, 1-3-flowered. Flowers 3-4 mm in diameter greenish white to yellowish. Fruit densely covered in brownish hooked hairs.
Notes: The specimen in the photographs appear to be the first record for Mozambique.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In vegetation at forest edges.
Altitude range: (metres)
1800 - 2250 m
Worldwide distribution: Mountains of Tropical East Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 July 2009
Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162. Comments
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Other sources of information about Galium chloroionanthum: Our websites: Flora of Malawi
Galium chloroionanthum Flora of Mozambique
Galium chloroionanthum External websites: African Plant Database
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Galium chloroionanthum Ispot Southern Africa
Galium chloroionanthum JSTOR Plant Science
Galium chloroionanthum Kew Herbarium catalogue
Galium chloroionanthum Tropicos
Galium chloroionanthum West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galium chloroionanthum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156860, retrieved 27 May 2016
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