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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to NE. Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb.
Morphology Stem
Stems prostrate to procumbent or ascending, up to 30 cm. long but often considerably less, sometimes much branched and forming tufts or mats, rooting at the lower nodes, slender, quadrangular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± sessile; lamina 3–9 × 2–5·5 mm., rounded at the apex, broadly cuneate to rounded or subamplexicaul at the base, with plane margin and minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, terminal, or in few-flowered monochasial cymes and then appearing axillary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal or unequal, oblong to deltoid or lanceolate, obtuse or acute, with translucent glandular longitudinal lines and submarginal dots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2–5 (7) mm. long, 1–2 times as long as the sepals, apricot-yellow becoming orange-yellow or orange, occasionally marked with red, eglandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 15–27, irregularly arranged or in three indistinct groups.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1 -locular; styles (2) 3 (4), 0·7–1·5 mm. long, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular, (2) 3 (4)-valved.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2–5 (7) mm. long, orange to yellow without marginal dots. Petals 2–5 (7) mm. long, orange to yellow without marginal dots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in 3 groups of 5–9. Stamens in 3 groups of 5–9.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3, occasionally 4. Styles 3, occasionally 4.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule normally 3-valved. Capsule normally 3-valved.
Figures
Fig. 2. Fig. 2.
Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial herb with prostrate, procumbent or ascending stems up to 3 dm. long but often considerably less, sometimes forming tufts, rooting at the lower nodes, slender, quadrangular. Glabrous perennial herb with prostrate, procumbent or ascending stems up to 3 dm. long but often considerably less, sometimes forming tufts, rooting at the lower nodes, slender, quadrangular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± sessile; blades elliptic or obovate, ranging from 4 × 2 mm. to 9 × 5.5 mm., rounded at the apex, rounded or widely cuneate at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots. Leaves ± sessile; blades elliptic or obovate, ranging from 4 x 2 mm. to 9 x 5.5 mm., rounded at the apex, rounded or widely cuneate at the base, furnished with minute inconspicuous translucent glandular dots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers single, often appearing axillary; pedicels (2) 5–15 (20) mm. long. Flowers single, often appearing axillary; pedicels (2) 5–15 (20) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal, oblong, deltoid or lanceolate, obtuse or acute, furnished with translucent glandular dots and dashes. Sepals unequal, oblong, deltoid or lanceolate, obtuse or acute, furnished with translucent glandular dots and dashes.
Habitat
Damp places, usually in upland moor, 1350 m. in Bukoba, elsewhere 2190–3360 m. Damp places, usually in upland moor, 1350 m. in Bukoba, elsewhere 2190–3360 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T4 T6 T7 U2 U3 U4 K3 K4 K5 T1 T2 T4 T6 T7 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Hypericum scioanum Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 23, 1949 Lebrun, J. [8512], Congo, DRC K000242648 Unknown type material
Kenya K000240083 Unknown type material
Negri, G. [332], Ethiopia K000240088

First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 9: 327 (1911)

Accepted by

  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robson, N.K.B. (1990). Studies in the genus Hypericum (Guttiferae) 8. Sections 29. Brathys (part 2) and 30. Trigynobrathys Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 20: 1-151.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robson, N.K.B. (1990). Studies in the genus Hypericum (Guttiferae) 8. Sections 29. Brathys (part 2) and 30. Trigynobrathys Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 20: 1-151.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 187, fig. (1974).
  • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 437 (1971)
  • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 3, map 71 (1971).
  • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Guttif.: 7 (1970)
  • Chiov. in Ann. Bot. Roma 9: 317 (1911).
  • Gillett & Milne-Redh. in Kew Bulletin 1950: 343 (1951).
  • Milne-Redh. in Flora of Tropical East Africa, Hyperic.: 10, fig. 2 (1953).
  • Moggi & Pisacchi in Webbia 22: 278, fig. 15 (1967).
  • N. Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 386 (1961).
  • N. Robson in Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot. 1: 86 (1973).
  • N. Robson in Kew Bulletin 12: 445 (1958)
  • Spirlet, Guttif., Contr. Fl. Congo: 5 (1966).

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