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1. Hypericum oblongifolium Choisy, Prodr. Monogr. Hyper. 42, tab. 4. 1821. non sensu Wall., Numer. List No. 4810.1831; N.K.B. Robson in K.H. Rech., Fl. Iran. 49:4.1968; in Journ. R.H.S. 95:489.1970.

Vern.: Pinli.

N.K.B. Robson

  • Hypericum aitchisonii J.B. Drummond ex R. Keller
  • Hypericum cernuum Roxb. [Hort. Beng. 59.1814, nomen] ex D.Don

    Shrub (0.45)1-2 m tall, much branched. Stems arching to procumbent or ascending; branches 4-lined at first, soon terete. Leaves sessile, 30-90 mm long, 10-32 mm broad, oblong or ovate-oblong to elliptic, apex obtuse or rarely acute to apiculate or rounded, base cuneate to rounded, venation + densely reticulate. Inflorescence of 1-3 (-6)-flowered cymes; flowers 3.5-7.5 cm in diameter. Sepals 5-8 mm long, ovate to elliptic-oblong, acute to rounded, entire, erect in bud, spreading in fruit. Petals narrowly obovate, 15-30 mm long, 1.3-1.3 x longer than the stamens. Stamens c. 30 in each fascicle. Ovary 4-6 mm long; styles c. 2 x longer than the ovary, free, erect or slightly outcurving. Capsule 9-17 mm long, ovoid to ovoid-conic, without vittae or vesicles. Seeds c. 1 mm long, apiculate, narrowly carinate; testa very shallowly linear-foveolate to ribbed-scalariform.

    Fl. Per.: March-August.

    Type: India; “ex Indiis orientalibus”, (Hardwick ?) (G-DC).

    Distribution: Western Himalayas from Kurram to Nepal.

    Common on steep rocks and woodland banks in the Salt Range, Hazara, Murree Hills and Kashmir, 600-2100 m.


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