9262.000 Hypericophyllum Steetz

Pope, G.V. (1975) The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 6. Helenieae. Kirkia 10(1) 101-121

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves simple, opposite, sessile. Peduncles thickened below the capitula. Capitula homogamous, ray florets 0. Phyllaries in 3-5 series; outer ± broadly ovate, inner longer and narrower. Receptacle without scales. Corolla orange-red (in ours), deeply 5-lobed at apex. Achenes longitudinally ribbed, sometimes 4-5-angled, strigose to hispid. Pappus 1-seriate, of numerous, usually hooked, bristles.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Hypericophyllum compositarum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolense (O. Hoffm.) N.E. Br.N,W,CDescription, Image
compositarum SteetzN,W,C,SDescription, Image
elatum (O. Hoffm.) N.E. Br.N,E
tessmannii (Mattf.) G.V. PopeN,W

Other sources of information about Hypericophyllum:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hypericophyllum
Flora of Malawi: Hypericophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Hypericophyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hypericophyllum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypericophyllum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hypericophyllum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hypericophyllum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hypericophyllum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Hypericophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericophyllum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hypericophyllum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericophyllum
Plants of the World Online: Hypericophyllum
Tropicos: Hypericophyllum
Wikipedia: Hypericophyllum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hypericophyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1535, retrieved 22 September 2023

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