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: 6 taxa.

Hypericum roeperianum

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicum Thunb. subsp. sonderi (Bredell) N. RobsonEDescription, Image
lalandii ChoisyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
peplidifolium A.Rich.EDescription, Image
revolutum VahlEDescription, Image
roeperianum Schimp. ex A. Rich.C,EDescription, Image
wilmsii R. KellerEDescription

Other sources of information about Hypericum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hypericum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericum
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Hypericum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=960, retrieved 22 September 2014

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