1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum lanceolatum Lam.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Comoros, Réunion.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Much branched evergreen glabrous shrub or tree, 1–12 m. high, with scaly bark.
    Stem
    Young stems 4-angled, but soon becoming woody and terete.
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, ranging from 11 x 2.5 mm. to 37 x 10 mm, acute, narrowed to a clasping base, furnished with pinnate venation and longitudinal interrupted linear, often translucent, glands and inconspicuous translucent (rarely opaque black) marginal glandular dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary at the ends of the branches.
    Bracts
    Bracts (if any) leaflike, with black opaque marginal dots.
    Calyx
    Sepals unequal, ovate, rather concave, obtuse, with black opaque marginal dots.
    Corolla
    Petals (1.5) 2.5–3.0 cm. long, yellow, without black marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens in 5 bundles of about 30 each.
    Style
    Styles 5, united in the lower part.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5-valved.
    Habitat
    Upland dry evergreen forest, upland evergreen bushland and stream-sides in upland grassland, 1800–3360 m., descending to 900 m. on the Uluguru Mts.
    Distribution
    mountains of eastern Africa from Ethiopia to Cape Province, the Cameroons and Fernando Po K3 K4 T2 T3 T6 T7 U1 U2 U3
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree to 40 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers golden-yellow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Réunion

    Hypericum lanceolatum Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Troupin, G. [2545], Congo, DRC 21843.000

    First published in Encycl. 4: 145 (1797)

    Accepted by

    • Bosser, J., Cadet, T., Julien, H.R. & Marais, W. (eds.) (1980). Flore des Mascareignes 31-50: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Hutch. in Kew Bull. 1923: 224.
    • —F.T.A. 1: 156
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robson, N.K.B. (1985). Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae). 3. Sections 1. Campylosporus to 6a. Umbraculoides Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 12: 163-325.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Perrier, Fl. Madag. 135: 3 (1951).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 620 (1948).
    • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 2, 207, t. 3/4 (1939).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 36 (1936).
    • Staner in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 13: 74 (1934).
    • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 230 (1927).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (2): 497, t.229 (1921).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 274 (1895)
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 156 (1868).
    • Lam., Encycl. 4: 145 (1797).

    Sources

    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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    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.

    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