Galium kamtschaticum

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Galium kamtschaticum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Galium
G. kamtschaticum
Binomial name
Galium kamtschaticum
Steller ex Schult. & Schult.f.,

Galium kamtschaticum, known as Kamchatka bedstraw or boreal bedstraw, is a plant species in the Rubiaceae, named for the Kamchatka Peninsula on the Pacific Coast of Russia.[1] The species is native to northeastern Asia and northern North America: Russia (Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, and Kuril Islands), northeastern China (Heilongjiang, Jilin), Korea, Japan, Alaska (including the Aleutians), Canada (Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick), and the northern part of the contiguous United States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Michigan, Washington).[2][3][4][5][6][7]


Two varieties are recognized:[3]

  • Galium kamtschaticum var. kamtschaticum - most of species range
  • Galium kamtschaticum var. yakusimense (Masam.) T.Yamaz - indigenous to Yakushima Island in southern Japan


  1. ^ Schultes, Josef August & Schultes, Julius Hermann. 1827. Mantissa 3: 186
  2. ^ Flora of China, v 19 p 132, Galium kamtschaticum
  3. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program
  5. ^ Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's Flora of Alaska and Adjacent Parts of Canada i–xvi, 1–724. Brigham Young University Press, Provo.
  6. ^ Porsild, A. E. & W. Cody. 1980. Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Northwest Territories Canada i–viii, 1–607. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa.
  7. ^ USDA plant profile

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