Common name: Rough Bedstraw
Galium gaudichaudii DC. APNI*
Description: Caespitose to prostrate perennial; stems numerous, to 30 cm long, branching in lower half of plant.
Leaves and stipules in whorls of 4, narrow-ovate to linear, 3–8 mm long, 0.8–1.3 mm wide, apex subacute to ± acute, upper surface with scattered ascending hairs, ± confined to margins and midvein on lower surface; ± sessile.
Inflorescences condensed with 1–7 flowers; peduncles to 2.5 mm long; pedicels 0.1–1 mm long. Flowers to 1.5 mm long, cream, purplish in bud.
Fruit 1–2 mm long, finely wrinkled to smooth.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, especially in relatively dry sites.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by T. A. James & W. K. Allen
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Corolla lobes 0.8–1.8 mm long, clearly longer than ovary(before post fertilization enlargement)||subsp. gaudichaudii|
|Corolla lobes 0.5–0.8 mm long, not or hardly longer than ovary||subsp. parviflorum|
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