1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Hypericum Tourn. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

    [FTEA]

    Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs, or herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, sessile or shortly petiolate, usually entire, furnished with translucent glandular dots or linear canals and often black submarginal dots
    Flowers
    Flowers terminal, solitary or cymose, sometimes forming a corymb or panicle
    Calyx
    Sepals usually 5
    Corolla
    Petals usually 5, usually yellow, asymmetrical, often with black marginal dots, persistent after flowering
    Stamens
    Stamens usually very numerous, arranged in separate groups or the filaments shortly fused at the base to form a ring round the ovary
    Style
    Styles 3–5, free or variously fused
    Fruits
    Fruit a septicidal capsule or indehiscent
    Seeds
    Seeds minute, cylindric.
    [FZ]

    Guttiferae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs, or herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, sessile or shortly petiolate, entire (very rarely glandular-ciliate), with translucent glandular dots or linear canals and frequently with dark submarginal glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers terminal, solitary or in a cymose inflorescence, sometimes forming a corymb or panicle, bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals usually 5.
    Corolla
    Petals usually 5, usually yellow, often red-tinged especially in bud, asymmetrical, often with dark or translucent glandular dots or streaks, persistent after flowering (in tropical African species), swollen nectariferous tissue usually absent.
    Androecium
    Androecium usually of 5 fascicles of stamens, single or merged together in various ways, few to many stamens in each fascicle, with the filaments free for most of their length; fasciclodes nearly always absent.
    Pistil
    Ovary with (2) 3–5 axile or parietal placentas; styles (2) 3–5, free or variously united.
    Fruits
    Fruit a septicidal capsule, rarely indehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds minute, cylindric to ovoid, with a reticulate, pitted or papillose testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Føroyar, Galápagos, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Rwanda, Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Antipodean Is., Argentina South, Chatham Is., Crozet Is., Hawaii, Juan Fernández Is., Mauritius

    Hypericum Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 785 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Robson, N.K.B. (2012). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Hypericaceae) 9. Addenda, corrigenda, keys, lists and general discussion Phytotaxa 72: 1-111.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (2010). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Hypericaceae) 5(1). Sections 10. Olympia to 15/16 Crossophyllum Phytotaxa 4: 5-126.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1996). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae) 6. sections 20. Myriandra to 28. Elodes Bulleton of the Natural History Museum. Botany Series 26: 75-217.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1986). A review of Hypericum sect. Hirtella Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 43: 255-265.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1985). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae). 3. Sections 1. Campylosporus to 6a. Umbraculoides Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 12: 163-325.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 154.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 341 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 783 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 341 (1754)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0