Hypericum quartinianum (Bekele-Tesemma, 2007)

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Hevea brasiliensis
Bekele-Tesemma, Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia, 2007
Hypericum quartinianum (Bekele-Tesemma, 2007)
Hypericum revolutum

Hypericum quartinianum Hypericaceae Indigenous

Common names

  • Amargna: Amija
  • Oromugna: Riga ganzi


This species is found in semi-humid mountain savannah or shrub savannah in Moist, Wet and High Wurch agroclimatic zones in nearly all regions, 1,500–3,000 m.


Firewood, charcoal, bee forage.


A shrub or small tree, 3–4 m.

  • LEAVES: Long, oval and simple, grey-green, to 7 cm long in opposite pairs, clasping the stem at the base, the tip pointed. Side veins are only seen towards the leaf base.
  • FLOWERS: Bright yellow, rather few in terminal bunches, each to 6 cm across, with many central stamens around styles, all yellow.
  • FRUIT: A dry brown capsule, breaking open to set free seed when ripe.


Seedlings. Hypericum are readily propagated from seed, cuttings and rooted runners for species that provide them and, in vigorous and quickly spreading kinds, by simple division.


  • Treatment: No treatment needed.
  • Storage: Dried seed can be stored well in air-tight and moisture-free container.


Often natural, not cultivated and managed.