Himalaya to Taiwan and Jawa as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; China North-Central; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; India; Jawa; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Qinghai; Taiwan; Thailand; Tibet; West Himalaya as per Catalogue of life;


VOF Week: ID request-06-08-2012: en-route Joshimath:
Seen this small herb en-route Joshimath.
Date/Time: 06-08-2012 / 12:40PM

Close up of leaf should help. Galium elegans (Galium rotundifolium) if leaves 3-nerved from base.

Yes …, leaves are 3-nerved from base. have a look at cropped images here.

I think yes


Galium elegans ABJUN01/01 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 7 images.

After looking for the 4-leaved Galium with three veins, I found that it is quite common here. It is flowering now and I am sharing some photos here. Please advise if I am misidentifying it.
Galium elegans—Elegant Goosegrass
Mcleodganj and above,
1750m -1850m
12, 22 and 24 June

Marvellous photos, …

SK1339 01 AUG 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8) – around 500 kb each.
Location: Jitpur Phedi, Nepal
Altitude : 5000 ft.
Date: 20 June 2018
Habit : Wild 
Which Galium … ???

that’s a tall order. out of about 600 + gallium species. good luck going thru that key. my knee jerk response was galium elegans
but i am no expert. let wait for people who know the key 

Thanks, … Species available in efi so far at /species/m—z/r/rubiaceae/galium

Galium elegans Wall. ex Roxb. ??

To me also appear close to images at Galium elegans

Galium elegans Wall.

SK1301 19 JUL 2018 : 11 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8) – around 600 kb each.
Location : Chandragiri Hills, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 8200 ft.
Date : 28 June 2018
Habit : Wild
Which Galium is this ?

Thank you … I checked beforehand but I could not nail the ID .

G verum considering that flowers are yellow, not white

G. verum also not listed in Nepal and seems not matching with images in the web.

Won’t comment on the net but FOH Polunin, Stainton describes both sp clearly. I have seen one of them.

Noted with thanks.  I shall check.

I have checked the book ant it is there but the distribution is from Pakistan to Himanchal Pradesh which does not touch Nepal and distance is too far for escapes.

Pl. check with species available in efi site at Galium.

After going through all the species in checklist of Nepal, I think closest I can go is Galium elegans Wall. ex Roxb. only as per images, details and references herein and as per comparative images at Galium

Yes …, this is correct ID.


Galium elegans Wall. ex Roxb.:
Location: Kalikot, West Nepal
Altitude: 1695 m.
Date: 14 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Validation please !

Yes, appears close as per images at Galium elegans
Last few photos show hairy fruits also.


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