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|Family: Rubiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Galium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Galium muricatum W. Wight
Habit: Perennial herb, low, cushion-like; dioecious. Stem: 7--20 cm, generally glabrous. Leaf: in whorls of 4, 6--10 mm, elliptic to obovate, +- leathery, shiny, sparsely hairy adaxially; tip obtuse, abruptly soft-pointed; petioled. Inflorescence: open, few-flowered clusters in distal axils; flowers few. Flower: corolla rotate, +- yellow, glabrous. Fruit: berry, puberulent. Chromosomes: 2n=22,44.
Ecology: Shady, damp conifer or mixed forest; Elevation: 50--1100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, NCoRH; Distribution Outside California: southern Oregon. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Galium murale
Next taxon: Galium nuttallii
Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2016. Galium muricatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26379, accessed on July 23, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 23, 2016.