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

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
conjungens N.Robson EMc
lalandii ChoisyN,W,C,SNw,N,C,SDescription, Image
oligandrum Milne-Redh. B,N,WNw,N,W
peplidifolium A.Rich.N,W,ENw,N,McDescription, Image
quartinianum A. Rich.NN
revolutum VahlEMcDescription, Image
roeperianum Schimp. ex A. Rich.WNwDescription, Image

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 Zimbabwe: Hypericum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hypericum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hypericum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hypericum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hypericum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hypericum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hypericum.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=960, retrieved 22 October 2017

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