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Hypericum denudatum A.St.-Hil.
Section: sect. TrigynobrathysSubsection: subsect. Connatum
Shrub or subshrub 0.3-1(1.5) m tall, erect to decumbent, branching at the base or usually 1-stemmed, with branches erect or divaricate-ascending, pseudo-dichotomous or lateral, numerous and often fastigiate, soon naked below. Stems dull red-brown, 4-lined and ancipitous when young, eventually terete, cortex exfoliating in strips; internodes 1-25 mm long, usually shorter than leaves. Leaves sessile, appressed to ascending; lamina 4-13(-18) x 0.8-3(-4) mm, narrowly elliptic-oblong to linear, plane, concolorous or almost so, not glaucous, subcoriaceous; apex acute to obtuse or sometimes rounded, base cuneate, not decurrent, free; basal or near- basal veins 5(3), midrib with 1-2 obscure pairs of branches, tertiary reticulum obscure or absent; laminar glands dense, visible above. Inflorescence l(2-7)-flowered, dichasial/ monochasial with lateral branches from up to 18 nodes below, the whole cylindric or fusiform; primary pedicels l.5-3(-6) mm long; bracts and bracteoles linear-subulate. Flowers 10-16 mm in diam., stellate; buds ovoid-ellipsoid to narrowly ovoid, acute. Sepals 3.5-5 x 0.8-1.5 mm, subequal, not or scarcely imbricate, linear-lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute; veins 5(3), only midrib sometimes prominent; glands wholly linear or punctiform near apex and margin. Petals yellow, 5-12 x 2-4.5 mm, 1.7-2.5 x sepals, oblanceolate; apiculus acute; glands mostly linear, distally punctiform. Stamens 30-50, obscurely (3-?) 5-fascicled, longest 3-6 mm long, 0.5-0.6 x petals. Ovary 1.5-2.5 x 1-1.5 mm, narrowly ellipsoid; styles 3-5, 1.5-3 mm long, 1-1.2 x ovary, outcurving; stigmas broadly capitate. Capsule 5-6.5 x 2.5-3(-4) mm, narrowly ovoid-pyramidal to ovoid, exceeding or rarely equalling sepals. Seeds 0.6-0.7 mm long; testa ribbed- scalariform.