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Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense

Higher Taxonomy
Family: RubiaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to tree, vine. Leaf: generally opposite (whorled), entire; stipules generally fused to stem, adjacent pairs occasionally fused, or occasionally leaf-like and appearing like whorled leaves. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, spike, cluster, or flower 1, generally terminal and +- axillary. Flower: generally bisexual; calyx +- 4(5)-lobed, occasionally 0 (Galium, Crucianella) or 6 (Sherardia); corolla generally radial, 4(5)-lobed; stamens epipetalous, alternate corolla lobes, generally included; ovary generally inferior, chambers generally 2 or 4, style 1(2). Fruit: drupe, berry, or 2 or 4 nutlets [capsule].
Genera In Family: +- 500 genera, 6000 species: worldwide, especially tropics; many cultivated, including Coffea, coffee; Cinchona, quinine; many ornamental. Note: Diodia teres Walter doubtfully in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Lauramay T. Dempster, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: GaliumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BEDSTRAW
Habit: Annual, perennial herb, occasionally subshrub, glabrous to hairy, generally scabrous; dioecious, bisexual, or flowers unisexual and bisexual. Stem: 4-angled, occasionally ridged lengthwise. Leaf: generally in whorls of >= 4, including leaf-like stipules. Inflorescence: panicles, axillary clusters (cymes), or occasionally 1 in axils. Flower: bisexual, or unisexual with sterile stamens or pistils; calyx 0; corolla generally rotate, occasionally +- bell-shaped, generally +- green, yellow to white, occasionally pink or red, lobes generally 4; ovary 2-lobed, styles 2, bases +- fused. Fruit: 2 nutlets or berry.
Species In Genus: +- 650 species: worldwide, especially temperate. Etymology: (Greek: milk, from use of some species for curdling) Note: Ovary and fruit generally +- equally hairy on a pl; staminate plants generally identified by vestigial ovaries, pistillate plants generally by vestigial anthers. Galium saxatile L., Galium schultesii Vest, and Galium verum L. are lawn weeds in California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
Species: Galium hypotrichiumView Description 

Habit: Perennial herb, low, generally hairy, occasionally scabrous, base +- woody; dioecious. Stem: 2--30 cm. Leaf: in whorls of 4, +- crowded, ovate to round, generally fleshy, tip obtuse to acute or acuminate, not sharp to touch. Inflorescence: leafy, flowers few on branchlets. Flower: corolla rotate to bell-shaped, glabrous to hairy. Fruit: nutlets; hairs long, straight, +- yellow.

Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense Dempster & Ehrend.
Habit: Plant +- open, spreading, scabrous. Stem: 12--30 cm. Leaf: generally 6--14 mm, widely ovate to round, tip acute to acuminate. Flower: rotate to bell-shaped, +- white, glabrous to puberulent. Fruit: 4--5 mm including hairs. Chromosomes: 2n=44.
Ecology: Talus, rocky slopes, rocky washes with Jeffrey-pine forest or occasionally pinyon/juniper woodland; Elevation: 1950--3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SNH. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Valerie Soza
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Citation for this treatment: Valerie Soza 2017. Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 16, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on October 16, 2017.

Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense
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Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense
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Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense
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Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense
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© 2015 Steve Matson

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Geographic subdivisions for Galium hypotrichium subsp. inyoense:
s SNH.
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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