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Hypericum canariense

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Family: HypericaceaeView Description 

Common Name: ST. JOHN'S WORT FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub [tree]. Leaf: cauline, simple, opposite or whorled, often gland-dotted; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, or flower 1, terminal or axillary. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals persistent, generally 5, often fused at base, overlapping; petals generally 5, free; stamens generally many, free or +- fused into 3--5 clusters; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 1--3[5], placentas generally axile, style branches 3. Fruit: capsule, generally septicidal. Seed: many, small.
Genera In Family: 37 genera, 1610 species: worldwide, largely tropics. Note: Sometimes included in Clusiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: HypericumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub, glabrous. Leaf: sessile Inflorescence: generally terminal cymes, bracted. Flower: sepals [4]5; petals [4]5, deciduous or persistent, generally +- yellow; anthers occasionally black-dotted; ovary chambers 1 or 3(5), placentas 3(5), axile or parietal, projecting into chamber.
Species In Genus: +- 450 species: worldwide. Etymology: (Greek name)

Hypericum canariense L.
NATURALIZED
Habit: Evergreen shrub, generally 2--5 m. Stem: erect or ascending. Leaf: 2--7 cm, narrowly lance-oblong, densely glandular; base tapered. Inflorescence: flowers in upper stem nodes, <= 30 per stem. Flower: sepals 3--4.5 mm, lanceolate and tip acute to ovate and tip rounded, margin minutely toothed; petals 12--17 mm, oblanceolate, bright yellow; stamens 8--10 per cluster; styles 3--6 mm. Fruit: 10--12 mm, ovoid, style base persistent. Seed: 1.5--2 mm, yellow-brown.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 230 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Canary Islands. Flowering Time: May--Jun Note: Ornamental, escaping from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot 2016. Hypericum canariense, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28741, accessed on February 14, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 14, 2016.


Hypericum canariense
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Hypericum canariense
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Geographic subdivisions for Hypericum canariense:
CCo, SCo;
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