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Galium bequaertii De Wild.
Description: Perennial herb. Stems often much-branched, scrambling or climbing, up to c. 2 m long, 4-angled with spreading hairs on the angels. Leaves mostly in whorls of 6, linear to narrowly elliptic, 10-15 mm long, single-veined; apex with a distinct whitish acumen; margin reflexed, entire but set with small recurved prickles. Inflorescences cylindric, many-flowered. Flowers 2-3 mm in diameter, pale to bright yellow, often hairy on the outside. Fruit mostly hairless.
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Habitat: At forest edges, clearing and in bush clumps.
Altitude range: (metres)
1700 - 2300 m
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 July 2009
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.
Rubiaceae, Part 1 Verdcourt, B. (1988). Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 198 - 199. Comments
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Galium scabrellum 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 scabrellum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156870, retrieved 22 October 2016
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