1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum peplidifolium A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Bioko to Eritrea and S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems prostrate to procumbent or ascending, rarely ± erect, tufted, usually ± slender, ± branched, arising from an underground crown or sometimes from adventitious buds on the horizontal roots, (5) 10–60 (90) cm. long (usually less than 30 cm. in our area), terete or sometimes slightly 2-lined above, spotted with dark glands (or eglandular outside our area).
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate, rarely subsessile; lamina 3–26 × 2–17 mm., variable in shape and size, ovate, or elliptic to oblong or linear-oblong or obovate, rounded at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, with numerous translucent glandular dots sometimes varying in size and ± prominent and yellowish, and dark glandular dots round the margin and occasionally elsewhere.
    Flowers
    Flowers terminal in few-flowered cymes or solitary, often apparently axillary; pedicels 5–40 mm. long, ± reflexed in fruit.
    Calyx
    Sepals elliptic obovate or oblong, obtuse, unequal or very unequal, the inner ones usually much narrower, with a varying number of translucent glandular dots and dark glandular dots which are usually submarginal only but may also occur elsewhere.
    Corolla
    Petals (5) 7–8 (14) mm. long, 11/2–2 times as long as the sepals, primrose to bright yellow, often red-tinged, with dark glandular dots usually confined to the margin (very rarely also dispersed over part of the lamina).
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 20–10 (60), irregularly arranged or in 3, 4 or 5 indistinct groups, with filaments ± united at the base; anthers with a dark gland at the end of the connective.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4–5-locular; styles 5, less frequently 4, free, 1–4 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit fleshy, usually subglobose or broadly ovoid, indehiscent.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Herb of mountain grasslands, often in moist places
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous perennial herb, sometimes with new plants arising from adventitious buds on the horizontal roots. Glabrous perennial herb, sometimes with new plants arising from adventitious buds on the horizontal roots.
    Stem
    Stems tufted, prostrate, procumbent or ascending up to 6 dm. or occasionally 9 dm., but often considerably less, sometimes rooting at the lower nodes, rather slender, terete. Stems tufted, prostrate, procumbent or ascending up to 6 dm. or occasionally 9 dm., but often considerably less, sometimes rooting at the lower nodes, rather slender, terete.
    Leaves
    Leaves very shortly petiolate, blades elliptic or obovate, ranging from 3 x 2 mm. to 26 x 17 mm., rounded at the apex and base, furnished with conspicuous translucent glandular dots, and usually with black glands near the margin on the lower surface. Leaves very shortly petiolate, blades elliptic or obovate, ranging from 3 × 2 mm. to 26 × 17 mm., rounded at the apex and base, furnished with conspicuous translucent glandular dots, and usually with black glands near the margin on the lower surface.
    Flowers
    Flowers single, often appearing axillary; pedicels 5–40 mm. long. Flowers single, often appearing axillary; pedicels 5–40 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals very unequal, elliptic, obovate or oblong, the inner ones narrower, obtuse, furnished with a few translucent glandular dots and black submarginal dots. Sepals very unequal, elliptic, obovate or oblong, the inner ones narrower, obtuse, furnished with a few translucent glandular dots and black submarginal dots.
    Corolla
    Petals 7–8 (14) mm. long, yellow, with black marginal dots. Petals 7–8 (14) mm. long, yellow, with black marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens usually in 3 often rather indefinite groups of 7–10, but sometimes totalling as many as 60. Stamens usually in 3 often rather indefinite groups of 7–10, but sometimes totalling as many as 60.
    Style
    Styles normally 5. Styles normally 5.
    Fruits
    Fruit fleshy, subglobose or broadly ovoid, indehiscent. Fruit fleshy, subglobose or broadly ovoid, indehiscent.
    Habitat
    Marshy places, swamps, stream and roadside banks, pastures, temporary leys and abandoned cultivations in upland and moor grassland, 1170–3600 m. Marshy places, swamps, stream and roadside banks, pastures, temporary leys and abandoned cultivations in upland and moor grassland, 1170–3600 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 highlands from Ethiopia and A.-E. Sudan (Imatong Mts.) south to Southern Rhodesia (Inyanga), Northern Rhodesia (Mwinilunga) and Angolaalso in Cameroons highlands and Fernando Po. highlands from Ethiopia and A.-E. Sudan (Imatong Mts.) south to Southern Rhodesia (Inyanga), Northern Rhodesia (Mwinilunga) and Angola

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hypericum peplidifolium A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2003 Pollard, B.J. [969], Cameroon K000197847
    Dec 1, 2000 Cheek, M. [8671], Cameroon K000337599
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2291], Cameroon K000337596
    Dec 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [2351], Cameroon K000337597
    Dec 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [52], Cameroon K000337598
    Dec 1, 2000 Asongani, J.N. [1303], Cameroon K000337595
    Keay, R.W.J. [FHI 28694], Cameroon K000105147
    Richards, P.W. [9521], Cameroon K000105151
    Richards, P.W. [5302], Cameroon K000105150
    Hepper, F.N. [2141], Cameroon K000105148
    Belcher, Kenya 15222.000
    Maitland, T.D. [1088], Cameroon K000105145
    Maitland, T.D. [1468], Cameroon K000105146
    Chenery [1], Uganda 21844.000
    Chenery [2], Uganda 9050.000
    Chenery [3], Uganda 9053.000
    Meurillon, A. [1817], Cameroon K000105317
    Belcher, C., Kenya 9051.000
    K000240080
    K000240081 isotype
    Harris, T. [422], Mozambique K000613858
    Savory, H. J. [UCI 400], Cameroon K000105142

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 95 (1847)

    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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.
    • 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.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 187, fig. (1974).
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 433 (1971)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 67 (1971).
    • Bamps, Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 3 (1970)
    • Moggi & Pisacchi in Webbia 22: 264, fig. 9, map 5 (1967).
    • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 4 (1966).
    • N. Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 383, t. 73/C (1961).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 443, 445, map 2 (1958)
    • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 287 (1954).
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic.: 9 (1953).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 618 (1948).
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    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C.: 274 (1895).
    • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 155 (1868).
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