Galium asperifolium Wall.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Galium asperifolium Wall.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Along waysides in thickets.
  • Key identification features : Herbacious climber. Stem 4-angular. Leaves whorled up to 6, apex mucronulate. Flowers axillary, solitary.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Thailand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Galium asperifolium. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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