Hypericum triquetrifolium Turra

Farsetia 12 (1765) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect herb to c. 50 cm high, spreading extensively by woody rhizomes; stems terete or indistinctly 2-ridged when young, often black-dotted. Leaves narrowly triangular or somewhat ovate, 3–15 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, margins usually undulate, usually with 1–few marginal black dots. Flowers numerous in broad, open panicles; sepals lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, entire or sparsely denticulate, not black-dotted; petals 5–8 mm long, yellow, not black-dotted, or with 1 subapical dot; stamens c. 15–30, about as long as petals, shortly fused into 3 bundles; styles 3. Fruit not seen. Flowering time not recorded.

*Gold, *NIS. Native to the eastern Mediterranean region. Known in Victoria only by a 1908 collection from Eldorado in the north east, and Tarnagulla (between Dunolly and Inglewood) where first noted occurring as a weed in an oat crop extending into adjacent native woodland in 1965, and perhaps now successfully eradicated from that area (last seen in 2011).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Clusiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malpighiales
family Hypericaceae
genus Hypericum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hypericum triquetrifolium in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hypericum triquetrifolium in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Goldfields present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

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South Australia