Hypericum revolutum Vahl

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Hypericum revolutum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Nyangani.

Hypericum revolutum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamaropa Falls, Wattle estate

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Synonyms: Hypericum kalmii Forssk.
Hypericum lanceolatum Lam.
Hypericum leucoptychodes Steud. ex A. Rich.
Common names: Curry bush (English) Ruhurukuru (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, occasionally a small tree. Leaves opposite, closely spaced and crowded at the ends of branches, c. 20 × 5 mm, green to slightly glaucous, sessile, clasping at the base. Flowers terminal solitary, showy, bright yellow, up to 5 cm in diameter. Fruit a reddish-brown capsule, up to 13 × 10 mm.
Notes: It is generally found at higher altitudes than Hypericum roeperianum, from which it is distinguished by the smaller (< 30 mm) and more closely spaced leaves.

In Zimbabwe it occurs right at the summit of Mt. Inyangani.
Derivation of specific name: revolutum: rolled out and under
Habitat: Growing along streams in montane grassland and forest fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 2593 m
Flowering time:Jun - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From SW Arabia southwards through the afromontane zones of eastern Africa to the Cape; also in the Cameroons and Fernando Po; also Madagascar, Comoro Is and Reunion
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 3 April 2009
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 80, plate 107

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 revolutum
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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 revolutum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140380, retrieved 1 May 2016

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