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|Family: Rubiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Galium cliftonsmithii (Dempster) Dempster & Stebbins
Habit: Perennial herb, +- climbing; stems stout, woody, shiny, +- scabrous; dioecious. Stem: 3--18 dm. Leaf: in whorls of 4, 7--15 mm, ovate to elliptic, 1-veined, margin hairs recurved, tip acute to acuminate, with a sharp hair. Inflorescence: few-flowered clusters on branchlets. Flower: corolla rotate, +- yellow, glabrous. Fruit: berry, white; hairs 0. Chromosomes: 2n=+-188.
Ecology: Light shade, coastal canyons, dry banks, chaparral; Elevation: 200--1220 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRO, WTR. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
Synonyms: Galium nuttallii A. Gray var. cliftonsmithii Dempster
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Galium clementis
Next taxon: Galium divaricatum
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2016. Galium cliftonsmithii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26334, accessed on February 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 11, 2016.