5168.000 Hypericum L.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite; lamina with translucent glandular dots, which may be linear, and frequently with black, submarginal glandular dots. Flowers terminal, solitary or in a cymose inflorescence, sometimes forming a corymb or panicle, bisexual. Sepals usually 5. Petals usually 5, yellow, often tinged with red. Stamens few-many, in 5 fascicles. Styles (2-)3-5. Fruit a capsule. Seeds minute.

Worldwide: c.370 species in termperate zones and on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
chinense L.
revolutum VahlDescription, Image
roeperianum Schimp. ex A. Rich.Description, Image
× moserianum André

Other sources of information about Hypericum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hypericum
Flora of Caprivi: Hypericum
Flora of Malawi: Hypericum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericum
Flora of Zambia: Hypericum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypericum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hypericum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hypericum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hypericum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypericum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hypericum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=960, retrieved 6 December 2016

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