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Hypericum grandifolium Choisy
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Androsaemum
Shrub 0-5-1 -8(-2?) m tall, bushy, with branches erect or ascending. Stems 4-lined and ancipitous when young, soon 2-lined, eventually terete; internodes 2-4 mm long, shorter than leaves; bark scaling. Leaves sessile, ± amplexicaul; lamina (30-)40- 90 x (20-)25-45 mm, broadly triangular-ovate to oblong-ovate, obtuse (or rarely acute) to rounded, margin plane, base cordate to rounded, not paler beneath, not glaucous, papyraceous; venation: 4-5 pairs main laterals, with tertiary reticulum prominent above; laminar glands small; intramarginal glands dense. Inflorescence 1-13-flowered, from 1-2 nodes with internode not condensed, broadly pyramidal to subcorymbiform with branches widely spreading, occasionally with accessory flowers., sometimes with flowering branches from up to 4 nodes below, the whole then cylindric; pedicels 5-11 mm long; bracts foliar or reduced and linear to linear-subulate. Flowers (25-)30-45 mm in diam.; buds ellipsoid-subglobose, obtuse to rounded. Sepals 6-8 x 2-3 mm, imbricate, unequal to subequal, spreading to reflexed and enlarging after anthesis, erect and persistent in fruit, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, acute to subacute, 7-9-veined from base with veins ± branched and reticulate, midrib distinct; laminar glands linear and punctiform; inframarginal glands dense. Petals golden yellow, not tinged red, spreading, (16-)18-22 x (4-)6-8 mm, 3-4 x sepals, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, with apiculus obtuse or absent. Stamen fascicles each with (25-)30-40 stamens, longest 15—20 mm long, c. 0-9 x petals. Ovary 4-5(-6) x (2-5-)3-3-5 mm, narrowly ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, acute; styles (rarely 5 in number) (7-5- )9.5-13(- 17) mm, 2-3 x ovary, erect, narrowly divergent towards apex, slender; stigma narrowly capitate. Capsule 8-13 x 6-8 mm, ovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, acute, coriaceous, completely dehiscent. Seeds yellow- ish-brown, c. 1-2 mm long, broadly carinate or with narrow unilateral wing, almost without terminal appendages.
Note: The petals in text figures appearing on pp. 298-309 are approximately natural size and the leaves half natural size