Hypericum cordifolium Choisy, Prodr. 1: 545 1824. (syn: Eremanthe cordifolia (Choisy) K. Koch; Hypericum bracteatum Buck.-Ham. ex D. Don; Hypericum lungusum Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Norysca cordifolia (Choisy) Bl.; Norysca urala var. angustifolia Y. Kimura);
Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] (Shan), India (introduced) as per Catalogue of Life;
shrubs or under shrubs, up to 75 cm tall. Stem erect, branched near the apex, terete, purplish brown, glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate-elliptic to oblong-elliptic, about 1.5-3 x 0.4-1.3 cm across, base amplexicaul, margins entire, apex acute or shallow acuminate, glabrous above and glaucous beneath, midrib impressed above and prominent beneath, lateral veins about 5-8 on either side of the midrib, petiole sessile, exstipulate. Inflorescence monochasial or dichasial terminal or supra-axillary corymbose cymes. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic,about 3.5-5 cm across, pedicel about 8-13 mm long, bracts linear ovate, apex acuminate, about 7-8 mm long, caducous, sepals 5, quincuncial, subequal, lanceolate-ovate, apex acute to acuminate, chartaceous, margins entire near base and crenulate near apex, glandular punctate with black glands, persistent, about 6-9 x 3-4 mm across, petals 5, oblanceolate-obovate, yellow, veined prominently, punctate with raised glands, about 15-20 x 8-13 mm across. Stamens 25-30, in each bundles or fascicles or 5, free, filaments linear, filiform, glabrous, about 4-5 mm long, anthers dorsifixed, yellow or reddish. Ovary superior, globose, 1-5 locular, syncarpus, ovules many, axil placentation or pseudo central placentation, styles 5, free from the base, erect. Fruit capsule septicidal, ovoid-ellipsoid, about 9-11 mm long, apex obtuse, punctuate with resinous vesicles, with persistent style. Seeds numerous, ellipsoid-cylindric, about 0.8 mm long, testa striated-reticulate, acute on both ends, brown, embryo slender, erect.
Native of Nepal, cultivated in gardens of Darjeeling.
Local Distribution: Uttarakhand, West Bengal.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India from India Biodiversity Portal)
Location: Namo Buddha, Nepal
Date : 23 February 2013
Altitude : 5500 ft.
I could not find any image on net except for yours.
Pl. check with specimen at
To me it appears close but can not be certain.
I think close to the illustration at
Thank you. Nepali Names: अरेली Areli / अरेटो Areto / प्याउँली Pyaaunlee / उरौली फूल Arauli Phool
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Location : Pharpingl, Nepal
Date : 20 March 2017
Altitude : 4800 ft.
Could not make out which one is this. Leaf pattern looks like Hypericum podocarpoides but shape does not match.
I think a similar plant with close ups was posted by you recently.
Is this the same ?
I was talking of the same post. Pl. Check if it is the same.
To me these appear to be similar to your images in another thread and identified as Hypericum cordifolium