Hypericum japonicum Thunberg ex Murr.

 
  • Family : HYPERICACEAE
    (GARCINIA or COCUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hypericaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hypericum japonicum Thunb.
  • Vernacular name : Gunta Chamanthi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Water logged areas in grasslands and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Eastern Ghats in moist forests. Dry leaf is used to hasten healing of bone fracture. (Franklin & Murthy, 2013)
  • Flower, Fruit : November-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Araku Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Akkagari gudi, Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district, Mayurbhanj district, Sambalpur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills, Yercaud (Salem district), Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, South-East China, Hawaii, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hypericum japonicum. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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