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

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
conjungens N.Robson
lalandii ChoisyN,C,SDescription, Image
peplidifolium A.Rich.N,C,SDescription, Image
quartinianum A. Rich.N
revolutum VahlN,C,SDescription, Image
scioanum Chiov.N

Other sources of information about Hypericum:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hypericum
Flora of Caprivi: Hypericum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericum
Flora of Zambia: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Hypericum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=960, retrieved 12 December 2018

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