Hypericum scioanum Chiov.

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Hypericum scioanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lake Kaulime, Nyika National Park

Hypericum scioanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Hypericum scioanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

Hypericum scioanum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Dam 2, Southern Loop, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Hypericum afropalustre Lebrun & Taton
Hypericum stolzii Briq.
Hypericum thoralfi T.C.E. Fr.
Common names:
Frequency: very local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb prostrate, procumbent or ascending quadrangular stems, up to 30 cm long, sometimes mat-forming and rooting at the lower nodes. Leaves opposite, sessile, more or less broadly ovate, 3–9 mm long, with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots. Flowers solitary, terminal, or in few-flowered clusters appearing axillary. Sepals oblong, deltoid or lanceolate, with translucent glandular longitudinal lines and submarginal dots. Petals 2–7 mm long, 1–2 times as long as the sepals, apricot-yellow becoming orange-yellow or orange, occasionally marked with red. Stamens 15–27, irregularly arranged or in three indistinct groups. Fruit a 2-4-valved capsule.
Type location:
Ethiopia
Notes: Although no specimen is cited for Zambia, there is a note of a sight record from the Government Rest House on the Zambian side of the Nyika.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In peat soils in damp places.
Altitude range: 2200 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia (Nyika only).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Literature:

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. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 386.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Hypericum scioanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193700, retrieved 19 November 2019

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