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Useful Tropical Plants

Hypericum gramineum

G.Forst.

Hypericaceae

+ Synonyms

Brathys billardieri Spach

Brathys forsteri Spach

Hypericum involutum (Labill.) Choisy

Hypericum japonicum australe R.Keller

Hypericum japonicum kainantense Masam.

Hypericum japonicum lanceolatum Y.Kimura

Hypericum pauciflorum involutum (Labill.) C.Rodr.

Hypericum pedicellare Endl.

Sarothra graminea (G.Forst.) Y.Kimura

Sarothra saginoides Y.Kimura

Common Name:

Hypericum gramineum
Flower
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General Information

Hypericum gramineum is an annual to perennial plant with erect or decumbent stems that either branch near the base or are unbranched. It can grow from 5 - 72cm tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Website
http://proseanet.org/
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Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

The plant has been known to cause photosensitization and enteritis[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
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Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - China, India, Vietnam, New Guinea, New Caledonia. Australia, New Zealand

Habitat

Wet to dry localities, but always in open and well-drained habitats; from sea-level to 2,600 metres[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
,
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height0.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of mainly subtropical and tropical areas[
713
Title
Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/rfk/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An online resource giving botanical information, and a little bit about plant usage, for over 2,700 species of plants found in the Australian rainforest.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are chewed with traditional ash salt daily to treat malarial fever[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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