Hypericum peplidifolium A.Rich.

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Hypericum peplidifolium

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Hypericum peplidifolium

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Hypericum peplidifolium

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Hypericum peplidifolium

Miombo woodland
Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Hypericum peplidifolium var. robustum Baker f.
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial herb with prostrate, ascending to suberect stems, usually less than c. 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate to subsessile, ovate, elliptic-oblong or slightly obovate, up to 26 × 17 mm, with prominent translucent gland dots; apex rounded; margin entire. Flowers c. 1.5-2 cm in diameter, in terminal clusters, rarely solitary; sepals elliptic, obovate or oblong, obtuse, unequal, the inner ones usually much smaller, with translucent and dark gland dots; petals yellow, often tinged with red with dark gland dots on margins only; stamens numerous; styles usually 5, rarely 4, and ovary 4-5- locular. Fruit fleshy, subspherical or broadly ovoid.
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Habitat: In open woodland, grassland, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Altitude range: 1100 - 2200 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia and Sudan to Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Also in Cameroon.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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Content last updated: Monday 30 May 2022

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.

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.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 383 - 385. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 69.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hypericum peplidifolium
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hypericum peplidifolium
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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: Species information: Hypericum peplidifolium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140370, retrieved 29 November 2023

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