Galium ruwenzoriense

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Galium ruwenzoriense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Tribe: Rubieae
Genus: Galium
Species: G. ruwenzoriense
Binomial name
Galium ruwenzoriense
(Cortesi) Chiov.
  • Galium afroalpinum Bullock
  • Galium mildbraedii K.Krause
  • Galium serratohamatum S.Moore
  • Galium iqaluitana K.Kinte
  • Rubia ruwenzoriensis Cortesi

Galium ruwenzoriense is a member of the family Rubiaceae which grows at the mid-altitudes of 2,700 and 4,050 meters (8,900 - 13,300 ft) in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zaïre (Congo-Kinshasa or Democratic Republic of the Congo).[2]

Galium ruwenzoriense forms vines, and spreads vegetatively by means of runners.[2] It climbs, attaching to surfaces with rows of small hooks along the edges of its leaves and stems[3]

It has bristly leaves, deep red or even black berries, and small, light green flowers.[4]