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Hypericaceae

Family Profile

Hypericaceae

Family Description

A family of 9 genera and 700 species, world-wide; four genera naturalised in Australia.

Genera

Harungana - A monotypic genus from Africa to Madagascar, now naturalised in Australia. Keay et al. (1960); White (1942).

Hypericum - A cosmopolitan genus of about 400 species; two species occur naturally in Australia and ca. 19 species have become naturalised.

References

Keay, R.W.J., Onochie, C.F.A. & Stanfield, D.P. (1960). Hypericaceae. In 'Nigerian Trees.' Vol. 1, (Federal Department of Forest Research: Ibadan.), pp. 171-173.

White, C.T. (1942). Contributions to the Queensland Flora, No. 7. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53:201-228.