1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Hypericum Tourn. ex L.
      1. Hypericum roeperianum G.W.Schimp. ex A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea, Nigeria to W. Cameroon, Ethiopia to Mpumalanga.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, 0.6–5 m. high. Shrub or small tree, 0.6–5 m. high.
    Stem
    Stems ± terete even when young. Stems ± terete even when young.
    Leaves
    Leaves lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, ranging from 25 × 6 mm. and 30 × 7 mm. to 75 × 23 mm. and 86 × 22 (115 × 37 mm.), acute or subacute, narrowed to a clasping base, furnished with several pairs of secondary veins and a reticulation of tertiary veins obvious on both surfaces, with a translucent glandular dot within each reticulation, and black submarginal glands. Leaves lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, ranging from 25 x 6 mm. and 30 x 7 mm. to 75 x 23 mm. and 86 x 22 (115 x 37 mm.), acute or subacute, narrowed to a clasping base, furnished with several pairs of secondary veins and a reticulation of tertiary veins obvious on both surfaces, with a translucent glandular dot within each reticulation, and black submarginal glands.
    Flowers
    Flowers in few- to many-flowered terminal corymbose cymes. Flowers in few- to many-flowered terminal corymbose cymes.
    Calyx
    Sepals unequal, ovate to lanceolate, acute to subacute, with black submarginal dots. Sepals unequal, ovate to lanceolate, acute to subacute, with black submarginal dots.
    Corolla
    Petals (1.2) 2.0–2.5 cm. long, bright yellow with very few or no black marginal dots. Petals (1.2) 2.0–2.5 cm. long, bright yellow with very few or no black marginal dots.
    Stamens
    Stamens in 5 bundles of about 45 each. Stamens in 5 bundles of about 45 each.
    Style
    Styles 5, usually united up to the apex. Styles 5, usually united up to the apex.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5-valved. Capsule 5-valved.
    Habitat
    In upland dry evergreen forest, moist bamboo thickets, upland evergreen bushland and upland grassland, often by rivers or streams, 1500–2900 m. In upland dry evergreen forest, moist bamboo thickets, upland evergreen bushland and upland grassland, often by rivers or streams, 1500–2900 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K4 T2 T3 U1 U2 K2 K3 K4 T2 T3 U1 U2
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 0·6–5 m. high.
    Stem
    Young stems terete, older ones becoming woody, sometimes ± flattened near the inflorescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile; lamina (25) 30–80 (115) × (6) 10–25 (30) mm., lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, acute or subacute at the apex, narrowed to a clasping base, with several pairs of secondary veins and a reticulation of tertiary veins visible on both surfaces, with translucent glandular dots (or dashes in the uppermost leaves) between the veins, and dark marginal dots.
    Flowers
    Flowers in few- to many-flowered terminal corymbose cymes.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate (more rarely ± lanceolate), acute or obtuse, with marginal (sessile or fringing) dark glands and submarginal dots or streaks.
    Corolla
    Petals (1·2) 2–2·5 (3·5) cm. long, about 5 times as long as the sepals, bright yellow, usually with a varying number of dark marginal dots (often few).
    Androecium
    Androecium of 5 stamen fascicles each with c. 45 stamens.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5-locular; styles 5, united ± to the apex, 9–11 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, 5-valved.
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 10 ft. high.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hypericum roeperianum G.W.Schimp. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2003 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8787], Cameroon K000105152
    Nov 1, 2003 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8600], Cameroon K000105153
    Nov 1, 2003 Pollard, B.J. [667], Cameroon K000197848
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4381 A], Cameroon K000026995
    Jul 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1677], Cameroon K000026996
    Jul 1, 2002 Ghogue, J.-P. [42], Cameroon K000026993
    Feb 1, 1999 Onana, J.-M. [521], Cameroon K000337588
    Feb 1, 1999 Buzgo, M. [766], Cameroon K000337587
    Jan 1, 1980 Hepper, F.N. [1997], Cameroon K000105123
    Jan 1, 1980 Maitland, T.D. [1435], Cameroon K000105126
    Jan 1, 1980 Maitland, T.D. [1488], Cameroon K000105127
    Jan 1, 1980 Schimper [132], Ethiopia K000242641 isolectotype
    Jan 1, 1980 Schimper [132], Ethiopia K000242642 isolectotype
    Jan 1, 1980 Schimper [1160], Ethiopia K000242643 syntype
    Jan 1, 1980 K000242644 syntype
    Jan 1, 1980 K000242651
    Jan 1, 1980 Tamajong, S. [FHI 22214], Cameroon K000105120
    Jan 1, 1980 Brunt, M.A. [660], Cameroon K000105137
    Jan 1, 1980 Brunt, M.A. [101], Cameroon K000105138
    Sanford, W.W. [5495], Cameroon K000105131
    Thomas, D.W. [3124], Cameroon K000105135
    Bauer, P.J. [103], Cameroon K000105132
    Bamps, P. [1556], Cameroon K000105130
    Satabie, B. [80], Cameroon K000105133
    Lowe J. [2942], Cameroon K000105134

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 96 (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.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. 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.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. 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.
    • 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
    • Killick & Robson in Flora of Southern Africa 22: 16 (1976).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 186 (1974).
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 441 (1971)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 75 (1971).
    • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 12 (1970)
    • Moggi & Pisacchi in Webbia, 22: 244, fig. 2, map 2 (1967), pro parte excl. subsp. gnidiifolium.
    • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 8 (1966).
    • N. Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 380 (1961).
    • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 444 (1958)
    • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic.: 3 (1953).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 96 (1847).

    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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