Eastern Mojave Vegetation Coll. No. 1032, Galium trifidum var. columbianum  
 

 

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  Rubiaceae Galium trifidum columbianum
Photographed 12 February 2015.

Coll. No. 1032, 24 Jul 2013, characters observed while keying: Annual or Perennial unknown, Weak, sprawling herb, climbing or trailing, with slender branches, green in color; Stem, to 70 cm., not woody, sparse hooked prickles (described by Munz, 1965, as “±retrorsely scabrous”); Leaves ±sessile, ±equal, in whorls or 5 or 6, distal-most opposite, obovate to oblanceolate, 10-17 mm. × 2-3 mm. wide, entire, thin and flat in cross-section, ±glabrous, to slightly puberulent on adaxial surface; Inflorescence branchlets thread-like; Pedicel, slender, spreading; Flowers terminal, bisexual, many, much exserted from leaves; Corolla rotate, lobes 4, divided 1/2 to base, color white with dark spots; Fruit, 2, spheric, width pair < 4 mm., hairless.

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