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10. Galium tenuissimum M. Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 1: 104. 1808. Bomber, Pl. Punj. 153. 1916; Pobed., l.c. 308; Ehrend., l.c. 36.


  • Galium filiforme Wild. ex Ledeb.
  • Galium incurvum Fleisch. ex Tausch

    Annual, erect, stem quadrangular-subcircular, widely divaricately branched from the base or simple, generally 15–40 cm long, slender, 1-1.5 mm thick, shortly retrorsely scabrid at angles. Leaves 6 in a whorl, sessile, linear, scabridulous and aristate, margin revolute, midrib scabrid, lateral nerves obscure, 5–10 x 1–1.5 mm, broader near the middle. Inflorescence axillary, laxly di or trichotomously branched peduncle long filifonn, glabrous, 2–3-flowered; pedicel capillary, 4-6 mm long. Corolla white, minute, segments c. 1 mm long, cuspidate. Fruits c. 1 mm across, glabrous, mericarps mostly free.

    Fl. Per.: July-August.

    Type: ‘Habitat in Tauriae et Caucasi etiam Iberiae incultis et rupestris.’ (LE).

    Distribution: W. Asia from Syria and Caucasus to Greece, Kashmir and Pakistan.


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