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Hypericum apiculatum (N. Robson) Sennikov
Section: sect. HirtellaSubsection: Stenadenum
Perennial herb, 0.35–0.70 m tall, glabrous, erect, not rooting at base, not branching below inflorescence, with sterile shoots ascending. Stems not glaucous, with ± numerous scattered amber or black glandular dots towards base, not prominent; internodes 15–35 mm, exceeding leaves. Leaves sessile to c. 1 mm petiolate, not glaucous; lamina (main stem) 12–30 × 2–9 mm, narrowly oblong to linear, apex obtuse to rounded or rarely acuminate, margin plane to usually revolute, base cuneate to truncate, 1-veined or with up to 3 pairs of near basal lateral branches, with laminar glands pale, small, dense and some black, often larger, marginal glands dense, sometimes black; lamina (axillary and sterile shoots) smaller, narrower, apex mucronate to apiculate or uncinate. Inflorescence ∞-flowered, from 7–12 nodes, cylindric to very narrowly pyramidal, dense to rather lax, (90–)180–300 mm long, with lateral cymules1–3(5)-flowered, without or with up to 4 pairs of flowering branches; bracts and bracteoles triangular-ovate to triangular-lanceolate, entire. Flowers 15–28 mm in diam., spreading after flowering; buds broadly ellipsoid. Sepals unequal, free or basally united, imbricate or not, 2– 3.5 × 1–1.5 mm, elliptic or elliptic-ovate to broadly or narrowly oblong, obtuse to acute; veins 3–5; margin wholly or distally with regular, sessile or subsessile globose black glands; laminar glands pale, linear. Petals rather pale yellow, often red-tinged or red-veined, 12–18 × 5–7 mm, 5–6 × sepals, obovate, unguiculate, rounded, distally shortly black-glandular-ciliate; laminar glands pale, numerous, punctiform and striiform and (usually on all) black, few, punctiform. Stamens 40–50, longest c. 6–7 mm; filaments not red-tinged. Ovary 2.5–3 × 2 mm, ovoid, slightly rostrate; styles (3–)3.5–4.5 mm, 1.2–1.5 × ovary. Capsule (6–)7–9 × 4–5.5 mm, ovoid, shortly acuminate to shortly rostrate. Seeds dark brown, 1.5–2 mm long.