Galium chloroionanthum K. Schum.

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Galium chloroionanthum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Galium chloroionanthum

Photo: Bart Wursten

Galium chloroionanthum

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Status: Native
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
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mountains of Tropical East Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 198.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Galium chloroionanthum
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Flora of Mozambique: Galium chloroionanthum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Galium chloroionanthum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Galium chloroionanthum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galium chloroionanthum., retrieved 21 May 2024

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