1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum wilmsii R.Keller

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems 10–20 (30) cm. long, ± procumbent, numerous, ± branched, arising from a persistent tap root, terete, or sometimes ± flattened or 2-lined above, ± densely spotted with dark glands or eglandular.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, rarely almost sessile; lamina 3–15 × 2–8 mm., variable in shape and size, obovate or ovate to oblong or almost orbicular, rounded at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, with numerous translucent glandular dots which vary in size, the larger ones prominent and yellowish, and with dark glandular dots round the margins.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal few-flowered leafy cymes or solitary; pedicels 4–10 mm. long, usually erect in fruit ( ± reflexed in some S. Rhodesian specimens).
    Calyx
    Sepals oblong, or the outer ones obovate, rounded at the apex, unequal; with translucent and dark dots, the dark ones usually confined to the margin, but occasionally occurring elsewhere.
    Corolla
    Petals 5–9 mm. long, 11/2–2 times as long as the sepals, primrose to bright yellow, occasionally red-tinged, with dark glandular dots confined to the margin (but with dark streaks on the lamina in two S. Rhodesian gatherings).
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 25–30, irregularly arranged or in 3 or 4 indistinct groups, with filaments united at the base; anthers with a dark gland at the end of the connective.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3–4-locular; styles 3–4, free, 1·5–2·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, 3- to 4-valved, erect (rarely ± reflexed).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, Lesotho, Madagascar, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Hypericum wilmsii R.Keller appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 8: 179 (1908)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    Sources

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

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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