Jepson eFlora: Taxon page
Key to families | Table of families and genera
Previous taxon Index to accepted names and synonyms:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
Next taxon
Hypericum concinnum
GOLD-WIRE

Higher Taxonomy
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 concinnum Benth.
NATIVE
Habit: Perennial herb from woody caudex, 15--20(30) cm. Stem: many, slender. Leaf: 15--40 mm, linear to lanceolate, not clasping, generally folded, sparsely black-dotted. Inflorescence: flowers generally 3--9 per stem. Flower: sepals 5--9 mm, lanceolate, acute, margin black-dotted; petals 10--15 mm, +- obovate, golden-yellow, margins black-dotted; stamens free or in 3 clusters of 4; styles +- 10 mm, spreading. Fruit: 6--7 mm, 3-lobed. Seed: +- 1.5 mm, dark green-brown.
Ecology: Annual grassland, foothill woodland, conifer forest, occasionally on serpentine or gabbro; Elevation: 30--1600 m. Bioregional Distribution: sw KR, NCoR, CaRF, n&c SN, se ScV, SnFrB. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
Jepson Online Interchange

Previous taxon: Hypericum canariense
Next taxon: Hypericum hookerianum

Name Search
botanical illustration including Hypericum concinnum

Contact/Feedback

Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot 2016. Hypericum concinnum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=28745, accessed on February 07, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 07, 2016.


Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2011 California Academy of Sciences
Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2009 Keir Morse
Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2009 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2011 Aaron Schusteff
Hypericum concinnum
click for enlargement
© 2008 Barry Breckling

More photos of Hypericum concinnum in CalPhotos


Geographic subdivisions for Hypericum concinnum:
sw KR, NCoR, CaRF, n&c SN, se ScV, SnFrB.
Markers link to CCH specimen records. If the markers are obscured, reload the page [or change window size and reload]. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues.
READ ABOUT YELLOW FLAGS
map of distribution 1
(Note: any qualifiers in the taxon distribution description, such as 'northern', 'southern', 'adjacent' etc., are not reflected in the map above, and in some cases indication of a taxon in a subdivision is based on a single collection or author-verified occurence).

View elevation by latitude chart
Data provided by the participants of the Consortium of California Herbaria.
View all CCH records

CCH collections by month

Duplicates counted once; synonyms included.
Species do not include records of infraspecific taxa.
Blue line denotes eFlora flowering time.