Galium thunbergianum Eckl. & Zeyh.
var. thunbergianum

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Synonyms: Galium natalense Rouy
Galium rotundifolium var. normale Kunth
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from an extensive rhizome. Stems mostly creeping or climbing, sometimes suberect, up to c. 50 cm long, mostly hairless (in this variety). Leaves in whorls of 4, elliptic to ovate, up to 22 × 10 mm, 3-veined; apex acute or with a short hyaline point; margin entire. Inflorescence broadly pyramidal or cylindric, many-flowered. Flowers 1.5-3 mm in diameter, greenish-white to yellowish. Fruit densely covered in white tuberculate hooked hairs.
Notes: See var. hirsutum (Sond.) Verdc. for comparison.
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Habitat: Occurring in damp shady places at forest edges or along streams.
Altitude range: (metres) 1850 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, western Kenya, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
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Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 196.


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Galium thunbergianum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Galium thunbergianum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Galium thunbergianum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Galium thunbergianum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Galium thunbergianum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Galium thunbergianum
Ispot Southern Africa : Galium thunbergianum
JSTOR Plant Science: Galium thunbergianum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Galium thunbergianum
Tropicos: Galium thunbergianum
West African Plants database: Galium thunbergianum


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 thunbergianum var. thunbergianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156880, retrieved 29 September 2016

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