Synonyms : Hypericum balearicum L. var. ochroleucum F. Herm.
Catalan common name : Estepa joana. Estepa oliera. Estèpera joana. Sacorrel.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)
Endemisms : Balearic Islands
Flowering time : March. April. May. June. July.
Life-forms : Nanophanerophyte.
Habitat : Mainly in the mountain areas.
Uses and properties : Aromatic. Medicinal.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : The Hypericum balearicum is one of the emblematic plants of the Balearic Islands. A beautiful endemic shrub that is relatively common to the Serra de Tramuntana, and less common in the other isles. It is easy to recognize by its thick leaves, with undulate margins and large glands that can also be found upon the stems. The entire plant has a very characteristic aroma. The flowers are large and yellow in colour, and standout upon dark green colour of the plant.
Status : Endèmica.