1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum annulatum Moris

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sardegna, N. & Central Balkan Peninsula, NE. & E. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with erect stems up to 75 cm. tall, often much less, sometimes shortly decumbent below, terete, shortly pubescent, puberulous or glabrescent. Perennial herb with erect stems up to 75 cm. tall, often much less, sometimes shortly decumbent below, terete, shortly pubescent, puberulous or glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, those towards the middle of the stem ranging from 16 x 6 mm. to 55 x 23 mm., more or less acute at the apex, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, rather densely clothed with short or very short hairs or glabrescent, the pubescence shorter on the upper surface, furnished with inconspicuous translucent glandular dots and usually with black submarginal glands, especially near the apex, on the lower surface, sometimes the lower surface also has scattered black glands, sometimes these glands are entirely absent. Leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, those towards the middle of the stem ranging from 16 × 6 mm. to 55 × 23 mm., more or less acute at the apex, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, rather densely clothed with short or very short hairs or glabrescent, the pubescence shorter on the upper surface, furnished with inconspicuous translucent glandular dots and usually with black submarginal glands, especially near the apex, on the lower surface, sometimes the lower surface also has scattered black glands, sometimes these glands are entirely absent.
    Stamens
    Stamens about 50, not arranged in definite groups. Stamens about 50, not arranged in definite groups.
    Style
    Styles 3. Styles 3.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved. Capsule 3-valved.
    Flowers
    Flowers many, rather loosely arranged in paniculate cymes. Flowers many, rather loosely arranged in paniculate cymes.
    Bracts
    Bracts with black stalked glands on the margin, sometimes very dense towards the base, appearing to form a ring round the stem. Bracts with black stalked glands on the margin, sometimes very dense towards the base, appearing to form a ring round the stem.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± equal, oblong-lanceolate, acute, with black stalked glands on the margin, with or without black glandular dots or dashes on the surface. Sepals ± equal, oblong-lanceolate, acute, with black stalked glands on the margin, with or without black glandular dots or dashes on the surface.
    Corolla
    Petals ± 13 mm. long, yellow often tinged red, with or without glandular dots. Petals ± 13 mm. long, yellow often tinged red, with or without glandular dots.
    Habitat
    Hillsides and dry places in upland grassland, 1100–2700 m. Hillsides and dry places in upland and moor grassland, 1100–3600 m.
    Distribution
    endemic on Elgon, also mountains of Bulgaria, Jugoslavia and Greece K1 K3 K4 T2 T3 U3 K1 K3 K4 T2 T3 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Bulgaria, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Kenya, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Czechoslovakia, Switzerland

    Hypericum annulatum Moris appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1965 Wagner, J. [s.n.], Bulgaria K000677034

    First published in Stirp. Sard. Elench. 1: 9 (1827)

    Accepted by

    • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (2012). Additions to the flora of the Czech Republic. X Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 47: 43-158.
    • 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
    • Hadinec, J. & Lustyk, P. (2012). Additions to the flora of the Czech Republic. X Zprávy Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 47: 43-158.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 186, fig. (1974).
    • Moggi & Pisacchi in Webbia 22: 272, figs. 12, 13, map 6 (1967).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 444 (1958).
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic: 6 (1953).
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 1953: 435 (1953).
    • Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 8: 435 (1953).
    • Moris, Fl. Sard. 1: 323, t. 22 (1837).
    • Moris, Stirp. Sard. 9 (1827)
    • Moris, Stirp. Sard.: 9 (1827)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © 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