1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum bequaertii De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & E. Tropical Africa (Ruwenzori Mountains, Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

    Hypericaceae, E. Milne-Redhead. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1953

    Corolla
    Petals ascending in anthesis so that the flower appears cup-shaped, 2.7–3.5 cm. long, 1.6–2.5 cm. wide, orange-yellow with bright red outside, without black marginal dots. Petals ascending in anthesis so that the flower appears cup-shaped, 2.7–3.5 cm. long, 1.6–2.5 cm. wide, orange-yellow with bright red outside, without black marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens in 5 bundles of about 27 each. Stamens in 5 bundles of about 27 each.
    Habit
    Much branched evergreen glabrous shrub or tree up to 12 m. high. Much branched evergreen glabrous shrub or tree up to 12 m. high.
    Stem
    Young stems 4-angled but soon becoming woody and terete. Young stems 4-angled but soon becoming woody and terete.
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate, or oblong-lanceolate, ranging from 10 × 4 mm. to 50 × 12 mm., acute, narrowed to a rather broad clasping base, furnished with 3 or 5 veins running from the base to near the apex and with numerous longitudinal, linear glands parallel with the midrib. Leaves lanceolate, or oblong-lanceolate, ranging from 10 x 4 mm. to 50 x 12 mm., acute, narrowed to a rather broad clasping base, furnished with 3 or 5 veins running from the base to near the apex and with numerous longitudinal, linear glands parallel with the midrib.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary at the ends of the branches. Flowers solitary at the ends of the branches.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± unequal, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, subacute, without black opaque marginal dots. Sepals ± unequal, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, subacute, without black opaque marginal dots.
    Style
    Styles 5, united in the lower part. Styles 5, united in the lower part.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5-valved. Capsule 5-valved.
    Habitat
    Upland evergreen bushland, 3300–3900 m. (4290 m. in the Belgian Congo). Upland evergreen bushland, 3300–3900 m. (4290 m. in the Belgian Congo).
    Distribution
    also in the Belgian Congoendemic on Ruwenzori. U2 also in the Belgian Congoendemic on Ruwenzori. U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Uganda, Zaïre

    Hypericum bequaertii De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Bequaert. [3757] K000242650

    First published in Rev. Zool. Bot. Africaines 8(Suppl. Bot.): 4 (1920)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 441 (1971)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 74 (1971).
    • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 10, t. 1, fig. 1/D (1970)
    • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 10 (1966).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 444 (1958).
    • O. Hedberg, Afroalpine Vascular Plants p. 130 (1957).
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic.: 5 (1953).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1: 241 (1922).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 1:241 (1922).
    • De Wild. in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 8, Suppl. Bot. 4 (1920).
    • De Wild. in Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 8, Suppl. Bot.: 4 (1920)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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