1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum juniperinum Kunth

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to NW. Venezuela. It is used as animal food and boundry barrier support and for firewood.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1990 - 3810 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
    Habit
    Subarbusto, arbusto
    Conservation
    No Evaluada
    [UPB]

    The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

    Distribution
    Native from Colombia.
    Habit
    Subshrub.
    Conservation
    Not Evaluated.
    Ecology
    Alt. 1990 - 3810 m.
    [UPB]
    Animal Food
    Aerial parts eaten by animals (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Fruits
    Infructescences - The fruits are eaten by birds (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Boundary Barrier Support Plants
    Live plant (in situ) - Used for barriers (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Fuelwood
    Used for fuelwood (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Materials
    Used to make brooms (Florez-Cárdenas et al. 2010).
    Unspecified Materials Chemicals
    Materials (State of the World's Plants 2016).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia, Venezuela

    Common Names

    Spanish
    Chite, escobo, guardarocío.

    Hypericum juniperinum Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1986 Linden, I. [1242], Colombia K000221190 syntype
    Jan 1, 1986 Linden, I. [1242], Colombia K000221191 syntype
    Jan 1, 1986 Triana, J. [s.n.], Colombia K000221192
    Jan 1, 1986 Holton, I.F. [787], Colombia K000221193 Unknown type material

    First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 5: 189 (1822)

    Accepted by

    • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • 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.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1987). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae) 7. Section 29. Brathys (part 1) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 16: 1-106.

    Literature

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    • Florez-Cárdenas, G., Núñez-Izquierdo, O. L., Núñez-Izquierdo, M. M., Ramírez-Mesa, M., & Zusunaga-Quintana, J. A. (2010). 100 Plantas útiles del páramo del Rabanal: Guía para comunidades rurales. Bogotá: Instituto Alexander von Humboldt - CAR - Corpoboyac
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1987). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae) 7. Section 29. Brathys (part 1) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 16: 1-106.

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

    Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
    ColPlantA database
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    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/