Hypericum grandifolium Choisy

Prodr. Monogr. Hypéric. 1: 38, t. 3 (1821) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Shrub, 0.5–1 m high; stems indistinctly 2- or 4-ridged. Leaves ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 4–9 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, bases usually cordate, lower surface barely paler than upper, tertiary nerves finely reticulate. Flowers c. 3–15 in terminal corymbs; sepals subequal, lanceolate to oblong, 6–8 mm long, enlarging in fruit, not black-dotted; petals narrowly obovate, 18–22 mm long, golden-yellow, not black-dotted; stamens numerous, united at base into 5 bundles, slightly shorter than petals; styles 3, 2–3 times longer than ovary. Fruit ovoid to ellipsoid, 8–13 mm long, completely dehiscent, yellow or reddish; seeds ovate, keeled or narrowly winged, c. 1 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

*GipP, *NIS, *VVP. Native to the Canary Islands. Apparently confined to the Hamilton district where a weed of roadsides, rail-lines and bushland (e.g. at Mt Napier).

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

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South Australia