Hypericum peplidifolium A.Rich.

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Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Chinziwa

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

Hypericum peplidifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Entrance of Sheba Forestry Estate

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Synonyms: Hypericum peplidifolium var. robustum Baker f.
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Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial herb with prostrate, ascending to suberect stems, usually less than c. 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate to subsessile, ovate, elliptic-oblong or slightly obovate, up to 26 × 17 mm, with prominent translucent gland dots; apex rounded; margin entire. Flowers c. 1.5-2 cm in diameter, in terminal clusters, rarely solitary; sepals elliptic, obovate or oblong, obtuse, unequal, the inner ones usually much smaller, with translucent and dark gland dots; petals yellow, often tinged with red with dark gland dots on margins only; stamens numerous; styles usually 5, rarely 4, and ovary 4-5- locular. Fruit fleshy, subspherical or broadly ovoid. See the similar H. aethiopicum and H. wilmsii for comparison.
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Habitat: In open woodland, grassland, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia and Sudan to Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Also in Cameroon.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 3 April 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 129.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 69.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypericum peplidifolium
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West African Plants database: Hypericum peplidifolium


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 peplidifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140370, retrieved 1 July 2016

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