1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum lalandii Choisy

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria (Bauchi Plateau), South Sudan to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FWTA]

    Hypericaceae, E. Milne-Redhead. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Herb of moist grassland
    Flowers
    Yellow or orange-yellow flowers.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb (? rarely annual).
    Stem
    Stems erect, 8–70 cm. long, single or slightly tufted, sometimes shortly decumbent below, slender, quadrangular.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile; lamina 7–23 × 1–7 mm., that of the middle and upper ones usually lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, acute or obtuse at the apex, clasping at the base, that of the basal leaves and those on sterile shoots relatively shorter and broader, with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to c. 50 (often much fewer), in a loose dichasial cyme or solitary.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± equal, lanceolate, acute, with longitudinal translucent veins.
    Corolla
    Petals 6–8 (10) mm. long, 1–2 times as long as the sepals, apricot- or orange-yellow, sometimes marked with red, eglandular.
    Stamens
    Stamens 40–60, irregularly arranged.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular; styles (2) 3–4, free.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, (2) 3–4-valved.
    [FTEA]

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

    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, those towards the middle of the stem ranging from 7 x 1 mm. to 23 x 7 mm., those towards the base and of the sterile shoots relatively shorter and broader, acute or obtuse, clasping the stem at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots. Leaves sessile, lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, those towards the middle of the stem ranging from 7 × 1 mm. to 23 × 7 mm., those towards the base and of the sterile shoots relatively shorter and broader, acute or obtuse, clasping the stem at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to about 50, or often much fewer, arranged in a loose dichotomous cyme; pedicels 2–22 mm. long. Flowers up to about 50, or often much fewer, arranged in a loose dichotomous cyme; pedicels 2–22 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± equal, lanceolate, acute, furnished with translucent ± parallel veins. Sepals ± equal, lanceolate, acute, furnished with translucent ± parallel veins.
    Corolla
    Petals 6–8 (10) mm. long, yellow or orange-yellow, sometimes marked with red, without marginal dots. Petals 6–8 (10) mm. long, yellow or orange-yellow, sometimes marked with red, without marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens from 40–60, not arranged in definite groups. Stamens from 40–60, not arranged in definite groups.
    Style
    Styles 3 or 4. Styles 3 or 4.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3- or 4-valved. Capsule 3- or 4-valved.
    Habit
    Glabrous perennial herb. Glabrous perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems erect, single or slightly tufted, sometimes shortly decumbent below, 0.8–7.0 dm. long, slender, quadrangular. Stems erect, single or slightly tufted, sometimes shortly decumbent below, 0.8–7.0 dm. long, slender, quadrangular.
    Habitat
    Marshes and wet places in upland grassland, 1080–2250 m.
    Distribution
    K3 T1 T4 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4 A.–E. Sudan (Equatoria) south to Cape Province, west to Angola and Nigeria (Bauchi Plateau)Madagascar; K3 T1 T4 T7 U1 U2 U3 U4 A.–E. Sudan (Equatoria) south to Cape Province, west to Angola and Nigeria (Bauchi Plateau)Madagascar

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hypericum lalandii Choisy appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zeyher [361], South Africa K000240064 Unknown type material
    Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000240065
    Krauss [137], South Africa K000240063 Unknown type material
    Gerrard, W. T. [190], South Africa K000240066
    Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000240062
    Bowker [s.n.], South Africa K000240067

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 1: 550 (1824)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 155.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Killick & Robson in Flora of Southern Africa 22: 16 (1976).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 187, fig. (1974).
    • N. Robson in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 1: 85 (1973).
    • Bamps, 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: 385 (1961).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 445 (1958)
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 287 (1954).
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic: 7 (1953).
    • Perrier, Fl. Madag. 135: 4, fig. 1/7 (1951).
    • Bredell in Bothalia 3: 575 (1939).
    • Exell & Mendonça, Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 120 (1937).
    • Staner in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 13: 70 (1934).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (2): 500 (1921).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 274 (1895).
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 155 (1868).
    • Choisy in DC. Prodr. 1: 550 (1824).
    • Choisy in DC., Prodr. 1: 550 (1824).

    Sources

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