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Galium orizabense Hemsley ssp. laevicaule (Weatherby & Blake) Dempster. Bald Bedstraw, Smoothstem Bedstraw. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Mesic forests, maritime forests, swamp edges. Dist: Se. VA south to FL, west to se. TX; West Indies.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: The typic subspecies, ssp. orizabense, is distributed from Tamaulipas south through Mexico, Central America, to n. South America (Dempster 1981). Perhaps warranting specific status separate from G. orizabense.

Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, Dempster (1981); = Galium pilosum Aiton var. laevicaule Weath. & Blake – F, Tx; = n/a – C; < Galium orizabense Hemsl. – Meso4.2; < Galium pilosum Aiton – Fl5, RAB, S, WH3, WI

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Heliophily ?: 6

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