1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum humbertii Staner

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Uganda to Burundi.

    [FTEA]

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

    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic or ovate, normally ranging from 7 x 4 mm. to 19 x 11 mm., obtuse at the apex, sessile, cordate and clasping the stem at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots, as well as more conspicuous opaque glandular dots on the lower surface. Leaves elliptic or ovate, normally ranging from 7 × 4 mm. to 19 × 11 mm., obtuse at the apex, sessile, cordate and clasping the stem at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots, as well as more conspicuous opaque glandular dots on the lower surface.
    Flowers
    Flowers single, sometimes appearing axillary; pedicels 8–25 mm. long. Flowers single, sometimes appearing axillary; pedicels 8–25 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals unequal, ± lanceolate, furnished with translucent glandular dots and dashes. Sepals unequal, ± lanceolate, furnished with translucent glandular dots and dashes.
    Corolla
    Petals 6–8 mm. long, orange to yellow, without marginal dots. Petals 6–8 mm. long, orange to yellow, without marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens in 3 groups of 12–15. Stamens in 3 groups of 12–15.
    Style
    Styles 3. Styles 3.
    Habit
    Glabrous perennial herb with prostrate, procumbent or ascending stems up to 3 dm. high, rather slender, quadrangular. Glabrous perennial herb with prostrate, procumbent or ascending stems up to 3 dm. high, rather slender, quadrangular.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved. Capsule 3-valved.
    Habitat
    Swamps in upland grassland, 2100–2400 m. Swamps in upland grassland, 2100–2400 m.
    Distribution
    eastern Belgian Congo - known only from the Virunga Mts. and other nearby mountains, Burundi; U2 U2 eastern Belgian Congoknown only from the Virunga Mts. and other nearby mountains.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

    Hypericum humbertii Staner appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1972 Humbert, H. [7503], Congo, DRC K000242649 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 13: 69 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Robson, N.K.B. (1990). Studies in the genus Hypericum (Guttiferae) 8. Sections 29. Brathys (part 2) and 30. Trigynobrathys Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 20: 1-151.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1990). Studies in the genus Hypericum (Guttiferae) 8. Sections 29. Brathys (part 2) and 30. Trigynobrathys Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 20: 1-151.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • N. Robson in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 1: 86 (1973).
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 436 (1971)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 70 (1971).
    • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 6 (1970)
    • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 5 (1966).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 445 (1958).
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic.: 12 (1953).
    • Gillett & Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 1950, 343 (1951).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 619 (1948).
    • Staner in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 13: 69 (1934).
    • Starner in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 13: 69 (1934).

    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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