5168.000 Hypericum L.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite; lamina with translucent glandular dots, which may be linear, and frequently with black, submarginal glandular dots. Flowers terminal, solitary or in a cymose inflorescence, sometimes forming a corymb or panicle, bisexual. Sepals usually 5. Petals usually 5, yellow, often tinged with red. Stamens few-many, in 5 fascicles. Styles (2-)3-5. Fruit a capsule. Seeds minute.

Worldwide: c.370 species in termperate zones and on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Hypericum roeperianum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicum Thunb. subsp. sonderi (Bredell) N. RobsonEDescription, Image
lalandii ChoisyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
peplidifolium A.Rich.EDescription, Image
revolutum VahlEDescription, Image
roeperianum G.W. Schimp. ex A. Rich.C,EDescription, Image
wilmsii R. KellerEDescription

Other sources of information about Hypericum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hypericum
Flora of Caprivi: Hypericum
Flora of Malawi: Hypericum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericum
Flora of Zambia: Hypericum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hypericum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypericum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hypericum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hypericum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hypericum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hypericum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hypericum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericum
Plants of the World Online: Hypericum
Tropicos: Hypericum
Wikipedia: Hypericum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Hypericum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=960, retrieved 18 May 2024

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