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Rubiaceae

Rubiaceae Juss. - Madder Family

1. Galium tricornutum Dandy

(Galium borbonicum, Galium kurramensis, Galium spurium, Galium tehranicum, Galium tricorne, Valantia spuria, Valantia triflora)

Common names: Corn Cleavers

Extract from Wikipedia article: Galium tricornutum is a species of flowering plant in the coffee family known by the common names rough corn bedstraw, roughfruit corn bedstraw, and corn cleavers. It is widespread across most of Europe plus northern Africa and southern Asia, from Norway, Portugal and Morocco to China. It is also naturalized in Australia, the Canary Islands, Mauritius, Madeira, RĂ©union, Brazil, Argentina, and scattered locales in North America (mostly California and Oregon).

LinkCorn cleavers (Galium tricornutum, Galium tricorne) growing near Ziziphus nummularia bushes on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkCorn cleavers (Galium tricornutum) taken collected under bushes of Ziziphus on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkPlants of corn cleavers (Galium tricornutum) under bushes of Ziziphus on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBlooming corn cleavers (Galium tricornutum) growing under protection of Ziziphus bushes in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkCorn cleavers (Galium tricornutum) under bushes of Ziziphus in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016

2. Ixora coccinea L.

(Pavetta coccinea)

Common names: jungle geranium, flame of the woods, jungle flame

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ixora coccinea (or jungle geranium, flame of the woods, and jungle flame) is a species of flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family. It is a common flowering shrub native to Southern India and Sri Lanka. It has become one of the most popular flowering shrubs in South Florida gardens and landscapes. Its name derives from an Indian deity.

LinkJungle geranium (Ixora coccinea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFlowers of jungle geranium (Ixora coccinea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkJungle geranium (Ixora coccinea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2015
LinkJungle geranium (Ixora coccinea) planted in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2016
LinkJungle geranium (Ixora coccinea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Al Istiqlal. Doha, Qatar, May 4, 2016

3. Oldenlandia corymbosa L.

(Gerontogea biflora, Gerontogea corymbosa, Gerontogea herbacea, Hedyotis biflora, Hedyotis corymbosa)

Common names: Flat-Top Mille Graines, Corymbose Hedyotis, snake tongue grass, rumput mutiara

Extract from Wikipedia article: Oldenlandia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. It is pantropical in distribution and has about 240 species. The type species for the genus is Oldenlandia corymbosa.

LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) with flowers and fruit capsules in shady area near back entrance of Weill Cornell Medical College on campus of Education City. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2014
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) on Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) with seed capsules on Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) growing among rocks and trash on Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) taken from Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSeed capsules of snake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) taken from Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) on white background taken from Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) on dark background taken from Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 7, 2015
LinkSnake tongue grass (Corymbose Hedyotis, Oldenlandia corymbosa) growing on roadside of Al Sanaa Street in Al Jebailat area near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 8, 2015

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