Hypericum lalandii Choisy

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Hypericum lalandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypericum lalandii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypericum lalandii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Hypericum baumii Engl. & Gilg
Hypericum lalandii Choisy var. valderamosum Suesseng. & Merxm.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, occassionally annual, up to 70 cm tall, ocurring in wet grassland and swampy places. Stems quadrangular without dark glands. Leaves lanceolate, sessile, clasping around the lower stems, margin recurved. Flowers terminal, solitary or in lax heads, yellow to pale orange with red markings, the petals rolling up in the heat of the day. Fruit a small capsule.
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Habitat: In wet grassland and swampy places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1530 - 1550 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, also Bhutan and Yunnan
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 26 July 2015
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 266 - 267. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 191. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 290 - 291. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 385 - 386.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 47.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Hypericum lalandii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140360, retrieved 30 May 2016

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