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1. Galium ceratophylloides Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 209. 1881. Bamber, Pl. Punj. 153. 1916.


Suberect-prostrate, annual herb, c. 10-15 cm long. Stem slender, filiform,± quadrangular, simple or few branched at the base, glabrous. Leaves 4-6 in a whorl, 1-1.5 cm long, linear-narrowly lanceolate, acuminate and aristate, minutely scabrid, always. longer than internodes, midrib and lateral nerves obscure. Inflorecence shorter than the internodes, 3-flowered; peduncle with 2 subulate bracts at the tip. Corolla yellow, lobes lanceolate and acuminate. Ovary glabrous. Fruit glabrous, on recurved pedicels.

Type: Kashmir at Poosiana, 8500 ft, C.B. Clarke 28766A (K).

Distribution: Kashmir and Punjab (Murree hills).


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