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This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Iran and Somalia.
Galium murale

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual, procumbent or ascending; stems up to 20 cm long, smooth or scabrid with recurved hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in whorls of 4–6; blades narrowly to broadly oblanceolate, 4–10 x 0.8–3 mm, shortly awned at the apex, scabrid with forwardly directed hairs along margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 1–4 at each node, solitary or in 2-flowered inflorescences; pedicels 0.5–2(–7) mm long, ± deflexed after anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 0.7 mm in diam., yellowish
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps cylindrical to reniform, c. 1.5 mm long, curved and becoming separated from each other, with hooked hairs or short papillae especially towards the apex.
Distribution
N2 from the Canary Is in the west, across the Mediterranean Region, and to Iraq in the east.
Ecology
Altitude c. 1550 m.
Note
First record for Somalia and tropical Africa (at 10°58´N, 48°52´E). The Somali material has pedicels up to 7 mm long that is longer than normal in the species, and the mericarps have no long hairs but are papillose at the tip.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

California, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Galium murale (L.) All. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Auct. Syn. Meth. Stirp. Hort. Regii Taur.: 8 (1773)

Accepted by

  • Bergmeier, E., Blockeel, T., Böhling, N., Fournaraki, C., Gotsiou, P., Jahn, R., Lansdown, R. & Turland, N. (2011). An inventory of the vascular plants and bryophytes of Gavdopoula island (S Aegean, Greece) and its phytogeographical significance Willdenowia 41: 179-190.
  • Berry, M. (2019). Adventures and aliens news 17 BSBI News 141: 41-47.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2007). Flora Iberica 15: 1-449. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (2012). Additions to the flora of the Czech Republic. X Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 47: 43-158.
  • Thompson, I.R. (2009). A revision of Asperula and Galium (Rubieae: Rubiaceae) in Australia Muelleria 27: 36-112.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Webb, C.J., Sykes, W.R & Garnock-Jones, P.J. (1988). Flora of New Zealand 4: 1-1365. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berry, M. (2019). Adventures and aliens news 17 BSBI News 141: 41-47.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Ehrendorfer, F., Schönbeck-Temesy, E., Puff, C. & Rechinger, W. (2005). Rubiaceae Flora Iranica 176: 1-287. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien.
  • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (2012). Additions to the flora of the Czech Republic. X Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 47: 43-158.
  • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Thompson, I.R. (2009). A revision of Asperula and Galium (Rubieae: Rubiaceae) in Australia Muelleria 27: 36-112.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Webb, C.J., Sykes, W.R & Garnock-Jones, P.J. (1988). Flora of New Zealand 4: 1-1365. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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