Hypericum roeperianum Schimp. ex A. Rich.

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Hypericum roeperianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, before Bunga Forest

Hypericum roeperianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd, before Bunga Forest

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Common names: Chinyakatoro (Shona) Large-leaved curry bush (English) Muparatsaya (Shona)
Status: Native
An aromatic shrub with large, showy yellow flowers at the ends of the branches. The leaves contain minute oil glands, which show as translucent dots, when held up against the light. See Hypericum revolutum for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: roeperianum: named after J.A.C. Roeper (1801-1885), a botanical colleague of Schimper, the original author of this species.
Habitat: A typical constituent of the ecotone between evergreen forest and montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1140 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Mainly Jun - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia and the Sudan southwards through eastern tropical Africa to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 February 2007

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

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 79, plate 106


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericum roeperianum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypericum roeperianum
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West African Plants database: Hypericum roeperianum

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 roeperianum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140390, retrieved 30 May 2016

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