Galium bussei K. Schum. & K. Krause

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Galium bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Galium bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass

Galium bussei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Galium bussei K. Schum. & K. Krause var. glabrum Brenan
Galium bussei K. Schum. & K. Krause var. strictius Brenan
Galium bussei K. Schum. & K. Krause var. glabrostrictius Brenan
Galium stenophyllum Baker var. flavoviride Itzschn. & Merxm.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing from a woody roostock. Stems erect or semi-erect up to 60 cm. Leaves in whorls of 5-10, linear-oblanceolate with strongly recurved margins. Inflorescence dense, many-flowered. Flowers cream to pale yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland or grassy areas in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 - 2250 m
Flowering time:(Jan)
Worldwide distribution:
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 3 October 2015

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 241. as var. bussei, var. glabrum and var. strictius

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72. as var. bussei and var. glabrum

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162. as var. glabrum

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 199. as var. bussei, var. glabrum, var. strictius and var. glabrostrictius

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98. as var. glabrum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Galium bussei
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Galium bussei., retrieved 30 September 2023

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