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Family: Rubiaceae
Galium binifolium

Citation: Wakef., Victorian Nat. 72:69, fig. 1 (1955).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Perennial or annual with little-branched stems to 50 cm long from a scarcely woody base, often rooting at the nodes, scrambling or prostrate; stems quadrangular, usually with some recurved teeth along the ridges, rarely glabrous but always with a few papillae on the leaf sheath; leaves larger than the stipules at least on the lower branches, in whorls of 4, linear-elliptic, 6-18 x 1-3 mm, acute, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs pointing towards the apex of the leaves on the upper surface, the recurved margin and along the main vein on the lower surface, recurved to reflexed later.

Inflorescences axillary, 1 or 2 per node, with peduncles rarely longer than the subtending leaves and relatively short pedicels, 1-3-flowered, rarely more; corolla cream to yellowish and sometimes tinged red; fruit c. 2 mm long, wrinkled and/or papillose.

Fruiting pedicels straight.

Distribution:    N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: In S. Aust. the stipules are often not significantly shorter than the leaves so that this species is not easily distinguished from G. migrans. The latter is, however, usually distinguished by its fine spreading hairs on at least the basal parts of the plants and by 5-15 flowers on a delicate inflorescence with thread-like pedicels.

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