1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum conjungens N.Robson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Slender or bushy shrub or perennial herb 0·3–1·5 m. high (or higher?).
    Stem
    Stems erect or somewhat ascending, usually branched above, terete, usually with cortex exfoliating, eglandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile; lamina (15) 20–30 × 6–12 (17) mm., oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, rounded or retuse at the apex, rounded to cordate-amplexicaul at the base, with ± undulate margins, reticulate venation, numerous prominent yellowish translucent glandular dots, and intramarginal dark glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers numerous, in rather dense corymbose cymes.
    Calyx
    Sepals lanceolate or linear, acute or acuminate, subequal, with longitudinal translucent glandular streaks or lines and marginal dark glandular dots.
    Corolla
    Petals primrose-yellow, red-tinged or red-veined, with dark glandular marginal dots, and sometimes with short orange or reddish streaks dispersed over the lamina.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 80, irregularly arranged or in 3 indistinct groups, with filaments ± united at the base; anthers with a dark gland at the end of the connective.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular; styles 3, free, 3–4·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, 3-valved, erect.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Slender or bushy shrub or weak shrublet, up to 2 m. tall, with ± strict branches.
    Stem
    Stems terete, ± woody, with the cortex soon flaking off.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile (or sometimes very shortly petiolate towards the base of the shoot), oblong to elliptic-oblong or rarely obovate, 10–30 × (5–)7–20(–22) mm., rounded to retuse at the apex, cordate-amplexicaul to rounded at the base, with ± undulate margin, well-developed reticulate venation, numerous conspicuous translucent glandular dots and dark marginal glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers numerous, in rather dense corymbose cymes.
    Bracts
    Bracts with dark marginal dots.
    Calyx
    Sepals subequal, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, with sessile marginal dark glands and longitudinal translucent glandular streaks or lines.
    Corolla
    Petals 10–12 mm. long, primrose-yellow tinged and sometimes veined red, with marginal and subapical black dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 80, 3-fasciculate or ± irregular.
    Style
    Styles 3, slightly longer than the ovary.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, grassy valleys and forest margins; 1800–2550 m.
    Distribution
    Nyika Plateau (Zambia, Malawi) and in Zaire (Marungu Mts.), probably also in Mozambique (“ Mts. E. of Lake Nyasa ”) K6 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Hypericum conjungens N.Robson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1959 Semsei, S.R. [1643], Tanzania K000240084 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 13: 397 (1958 publ. 1959)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 436 (1971)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 69 (1971).
    • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 5 (1970)
    • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 6 (1966).
    • N. Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 381 (1961).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 13: 397 (1959)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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