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Hypericum bojeranum sensu Perrier Hypericum nigropunctatum Norl.
Description: Much-branched perennial herb with more or less procumbent stems, usually less than c. 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate to subsessile, variable in shape, ovate, elliptic-oblong or obovate, up to 15 × 8 mm, with dark gland dots around the margin; apex rounded; margin entire. Flowers c. 1.5-2 cm in diameter, in terminal clusters; sepals obovate or oblong, rounded at the apex, unequal, with translucent and dark gland dots; petals pale to bright yellow with dark gland dots on margins only; stamens c. 25-30 numerous; styles usually 3-4. Fruit a capsule, usually erect. See the similar
H. aethiopicum and H. peplidifolium for comparison.
Derivation of specific name:
wilmsii: named after Dr. Friedrich Heinrich Wilms (1848-1919), German apothecary, botanist and plant collector in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.
Habitat: Among rocks in (sub)montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape. Also in Madagascar.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Guttiferae Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 383 - 384. (Includes a picture). Comments
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Other sources of information about Hypericum wilmsii: External websites: African Plant Database
Hypericum wilmsii Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Hypericum wilmsii EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Hypericum wilmsii ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Hypericum wilmsii Flora Zambesiaca
Hypericum wilmsii Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Hypericum wilmsii IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Hypericum wilmsii Ispot Southern Africa
Hypericum wilmsii JSTOR Plant Science
Hypericum wilmsii Kew Herbarium catalogue
Hypericum wilmsii Tropicos
Hypericum wilmsii West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hypericum wilmsii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140400, retrieved 25 September 2016
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