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18. Galium hirtiflorum Requien ex DC., Prodr. 4: 600. 1830. Hook. f., l.c. 206; Collett, Fl. Simi. 235. 1921; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 685.


  • Galium ciliatum D. Don

    Decumbent annual herb, younger branches and stem pilose, older ± glabrous. Leaves 4-6 in a whorl, 5-10 x 2-3 mm, sessile, linear-narrowly lanceolate or oblanceolate, obtuse or acute-acuminate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface covered with long weak hairs, midrib prominent, nerves obscure, margins ± recurved. Inflorescence axillary, terminal, usually longer than the leaves, paniculate, branches divaricate, slender. Flowers minute, pedicel slender. Corolla segments ovate, obtuse, ciliate. Fruit c. 2 mm long, globose-subglobose, covered with hooked hairs.

    Fl. Per.: August-October.

    Syntypes: Flab. ad Narsinhetty, Hamilton, Wallich.

    Distribution: Temperate Himalayas, Pakistan, Kashmir to Nepal.

    This Sino-Japanese element is rather rare in our area; grows in the rock crevices, 1000-2500 m.


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