Hypericaceae A.L. de Jussieu. St. John's-wort Family.
A family of 7-9 genera and 480-560 species, herbs, shrubs, and trees, nearly cosmopolitan. It appears from molecular analysis that recognition of the Hypericaceae is (after all) warranted. Hypericum is in a clade with Podostemum and Bonnetia, sister to a clade including Clusiaceae s.s. (Savolainen et al. 2000), and unless the morphologically very different Podostemaceae is to be included in a broad Clusiaceae, Hypericaceae and Podostemaceae must be recognized.
Ref: Adams (1973); Godfrey (1988); Robson (2015e) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2015); Stevens In Kubitzki, Bayer, & Stevens (2007); Wood & Adams (1976). Show full citations.