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9c. Galium bungei var. hispidum (Matsuda) Cufodontis, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 89: 222. 1940.

硬毛四叶葎 ying mao si ye lü

Galium gracile f. hispidum Matsuda, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 26: 130. 1912; ?G. martini H. Léveillé & Vaniot; G. trachyspermum var. hispidum (Matsuda) Kitagawa.

Stems soft pubescent, trichomes shorter than diam. of stem. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. May-Sep.

● Forests or meadows on mountain slopes, river beaches, open fields; 100-3400 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.

In the protologue Cufodontis correctly cited the basionym of his variety but incorrectly gave his varietal name as "var. hispidum (Kitag.) Cufodontis" when the basionym author was actually Matsuda.

Galium martini was accepted as a dubious species by W. C. Chen in FRPS (loc. cit.: 282). The protologue (Bull. Soc. Bot. France 55: 58. 1908) is quite incomplete but probably refers to a strongly hairy plant of G. bungei s.l. from Guizhou. Therefore, the name is provisionally placed here as a possible synonym of var. hispidum or var. punduanoides until a detailed study of the type (E) will clarify the matter.


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