Hypericum mysorense

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Hypericum mysorense
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Species: H. mysorense
Binomial name
Hypericum mysorense

Hypericum mysorense is a species of flowering plant in the Hypericaceae family. It is primarily found at high elevations in the Western Ghats of India and the mountains of Sri Lanka,[1] but was also reported from Socoro by Isaac Bayley Balfour in the 19th century.[2] It was studied to improve understanding of endosperm formation in Hypericum,[3] and the identification of a number of xanthone derivatives from this species contributed to the chemotaxonomic description of subfamily Hypericoideae.[4][5]

Hypericum mysorense has been used to treat wounds as part of the Ayurvedic system of traditional medicine.[6] Some research into the possibility of antiherpetic properties in H. mysorense extracts has been performed.[7][8]


  1. ^ Meher-Homji VM. (1967). "Phytogeography of the South Indian Hill Stations". Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 94 (4): 230–242. doi:10.2307/2483901. 
  2. ^ Balfour IB (1888). Botany of Socotra. Robert Grant & Son. p. lxvii. 
  3. ^ Swamy BGL. (1946). "Endosperm in Hypericum mysorense Heyne". Annals of Botany. 10 (2): 165–169. 
  4. ^ Gunatilaka AA, Balasubramaniam S, Kumar V (1979). "2,3-Dimethoxyxanthone from Hypericum mysorense". Phytochemistry. 18 (1): 182–182. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(00)90946-4. 
  5. ^ Gunatilaka AAL; De Silva AMYJ; Sotheeswaran S. (1982). "Minor xanthones of Hypericum mysorense". Phytochemistry. 21 (7): 1751–1753. doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(82)85053-X. 
  6. ^ Kumar B, Vijayakumar M, Govindarajan R, Pushpangadan P (2007). "Ethnopharmacological approaches to wound healing—Exploring medicinal plants of India". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 114 (2): 103–113. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.08.010. PMID 17884316. 
  7. ^ Vijayan P, Raghu C, Ashok G, Dhanaraj SA, Suresh B (2004). "Antiviral activity of medicinal plants of Nilgiris" (PDF). Indian Journal of Medical Research. 120 (1): 24–29. 
  8. ^ Khan MT, Ather A, Thompson KD, Gambari R (2005). "Extracts and molecules from medicinal plants against herpes simplex viruses". Antiviral Research. 67 (2): 107–119. doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2005.05.002. 

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