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Species Information

Hypericum lalandii Choisy
(name current July 2011)

Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: various

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Hypericum lalandii - Perennial with underground rhizome and one or more slender erect aerial stems which are simple or more or less branched; hairless throughout. Stems four-angled, up to 50 cm high. Leaves in rather distant opposite pairs, stalkless, broad-based, lance-shaped or narrower, up to 1,5 cm long X 5 cm wide. Inflorescences terminal, repeatedly forking, often with short-stalked erect flower in fork. Sepals tapering to fine point, ribbed, up to 6 mm long; petals about same length, yellow or orange.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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