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Galium catalinense

Galium catalinense (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Rubiaceae
Subfamilia: Rubioideae
Tribus: Rubieae
Genus: Galium
Species: Galium catalinense
Varieties: G. c. var. acrispum – G. c. var. catalinense

Galium catalinense A.Gray

Syn. fl. N. Amer. ed. 2, 1(2):445. 1886
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Galium catalinense in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
English: Santa Catalina Island bedstraw

Galium catalinense is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common name Santa Catalina Island bedstraw. It is endemic to two of the Channel Islands of California, where it grows along the coastal bluffs. It is a shrub growing erect to about a meter in maximum height with a rigid stem lined with whorls of four leaves each. The hairy leaves are generally lance-shaped and one to 2.5 centimeters long. The inflorescence emerging from leaf axils is a dense cluster of whitish flowers.[1]

Two subspecies are currently recognized (May 2014):

Galium catalinense subsp. acrispum Dempster - San Clemente Island
Galium catalinense subsp. catalinense - Santa Catalina Island


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