Galium gaudichaudii subsp. parviflorum I.Thomps.

Muelleria 27: 98 (2009) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves in inflorescences generally spreading to slightly pendent, sometimes angled upwards, elliptic, length:width ratio c. 2–6, mid to dark green above, generally drying mid to dark olive-green and slightly discolourous. Corolla 1–1.8 mm diam., with lobes 0.5–0.8 mm long, greenish-cream adaxially, commonly purple-red abaxially. Ovary 0.4–0.7 mm long, c. equal to corolla-lobes as flowers open. Flowers mid-spring–summer.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, VAlp, WPro, Wim. SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. In forest and woodland mostly in the eastern half of the state, with scaterred occurrences further west (e.g. Grampians, Mt Arapiles).

For distinguishing this subspecies from Galium gaudichaudii subsp. gaudichaudii based on ovary and corolla lengths it is important to observe flowers just before or at the time of opening because fertilised ovaries soon enlarge (Thompson 2009).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-03-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-24
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Rubiaceae
genus Galium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Galium gaudichaudii subsp. parviflorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Galium gaudichaudii subsp. parviflorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory