Galium thunbergianum Eckl. & Zeyh.
var. hirsutum (Sond.) Verdc.

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Galium thunbergianum var. hirsutum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

Galium thunbergianum var. hirsutum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Silver Mist cottage, near Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Galium biafrae Hiern
Galium dasycarpum Schweinf.
Galium rotundifolium var. hirsutum Sond.
Common names:
Status: Native
This variety differs from var. thunbergianum in stems, leaves, peduncles and pedicels being more or less densely covered with short white hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Altitude range: (metres) 1850 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Afromontane areas throughout tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 July 2015

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 242.

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.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 196 - 198.

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Flora of Malawi: Galium thunbergianum var. hirsutum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Galium thunbergianum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Galium thunbergianum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Galium thunbergianum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Galium thunbergianum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Galium thunbergianum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Galium thunbergianum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Galium thunbergianum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Galium thunbergianum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Galium thunbergianum
Ispot Southern Africa: Galium thunbergianum
JSTOR Plant Science: Galium thunbergianum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Galium thunbergianum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Galium thunbergianum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Galium thunbergianum
Tropicos: Galium thunbergianum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Galium thunbergianum var. hirsutum., retrieved 17 November 2018

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