Hypericum mysurense

HYPERICACEAE

Local Name: Avaramkola, Mysore St Johns Wort

Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year

Habitat: Grassland and margins of shola forests

Distributions: Tropical Asia

Description

Shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, decussate, 20-30 x 7 mm, lanceolate, acute at both ends, closely placed, sessile; nerves 2 or 3 pairs, glabrous. Flowers yellow, 5-6 cm across, in terminal cymes, 2-3 together. Sepals to 1 cm long, lanceolate. Setals yellow, 2-2.5 x 1 cm, obovate, obtuse, glabrous. Stamens arranged in 5 bundles, filaments 1 cm long. Ovary 5-celled, styles 5, 10 mm long. Capsule 15 mm long, glabrous.

Citation

Hypericum mysurenseHeyne ex Wight &Arn., Prodr. 99. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 253. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 70(50). 1915; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 53. 1988; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 18. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 68. 1990; S.N. Biswas in B.D. Sharma &Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 71. 1993; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 37. 1996; Sasidh. &Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 51. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 54. 1998; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 66. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 24. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 29. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 23. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 20. 2002; K.Vivek. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 326. 2005.

 

Noriscamysurensis(Heyne ex Wight &Arn.) Wight, Ic. t. 56. 1838.