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Genus: Galium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Gentianales > Family: Rubiaceae

About 400 species, found worldwide, with 16 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), African Flowering Plants database, Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Galium amatymbicum 

 

Galium bredasdorpense

 

Galium bussei

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Galium capense

 

Galium chloroionanthum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Galium monticolum

 

Galium mucroniferum

 

Galium rourkei

 

Galium scabrelloides

 

Galium scabrellum

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Galium spurium

 

Galium spurium-aparine

 

Galium subvillosum

 

Galium thunbergianum

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is split into var. thunbergianum and var. hirsutum.

 

Galium tomentosum

 

Galium undulatum

 

Publications

  • Puff, C. 1986. Paederieae, Anthospermeae, Rubieae. Flora of southern Africa 31, part 1, fascicle 2: 1-79.

  • Puff, C. 1989. Otiophora, Paederia, Anthospermum, Rubia & Galium. Flora Zambesiaca 5,1: 63-65, 142-149, 150-158, 193-201.

 

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