Hypericum lalandii Choisy

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Hypericum lalandii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypericum lalandii

Picture: Petra Ballings
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Hypericum lalandii

Picture: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Synonyms: Hypericum baumii Engl. & Gilg
Hypericum lalandii Choisy var. valderamosum Suesseng. & Merxm.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, occasionally annual, up to 70 cm tall, occurring in wet grassland and swampy places. Stems quadrangular without dark glands. Leaves lanceolate, sessile, clasping around the lower stems, margin recurved. Flowers terminal, solitary or in lax heads, yellow to pale orange with red markings, the petals rolling up in the heat of the day. Fruit a small capsule.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: lalandii: after Pierre Antoine Delalande (1787-1823), French naturalist, explorer and painter from Versailles.
Habitat: In wet grassland and swampy places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, also Bhutan and Yunnan
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,S
Growth form(s):
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 129.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 266 - 267. (Includes a picture).

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 59.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 191. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 290 - 291. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 385 - 386.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 47.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 146 - 147. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypericum lalandii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hypericum lalandii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericum lalandii
Plants of the World Online: Hypericum lalandii
Tropicos: Hypericum lalandii
Wikipedia: Hypericum lalandii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hypericum lalandii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140360, retrieved 18 July 2024

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