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Hypericum nummularioides Trautv.
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Taeniocarpium
Perennial herb, 0.1–0.3 m tall, glabrous, erect to usually ascending to decumbent or almost prostrate from woody base, caespitose to somewhat diffuse, not rooting, without or with few axillary shoots. Stems very shallowly 4-lined to terete, green, eglandular or rarely with very few isolated reddish glands; internodes 10– 25 mm long, equalling or exceeding leaves. Leaves c. 0.5 mm petiolate, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, ± glaucous beneath, (5–)7–18 × (3–)4.5–13 mm, ovate (or lower elliptic) to circular, apex rounded, margin plane, base broadly cuneate to rounded or very shallowly cordate, with 3(4) pairs of ascending lateral veins; laminar glands pale, punctiform, rather dense, medium-sized, not visible in thicker leaves; intramarginal glands pale, small, ± dense, without apical black gland beneath. Inflorescence 1–5(–10)-flowered, from 1–2 nodes, corymbiform, lax, 10–40 mm long, with lateral branches straight, ascending; ‘cymules’ 1-flowered, branching monochasial, rarely with one flowering branch below; bracts and bracteoles ovate to elliptic, black-glandular-ciliate. Flowers 15–20 mm in diam., petals erect after flowering; buds subglobose to ellipsoid, subacute. Sepals unequal to subequal, free, imbricate, 4–5 × 2–2.5 mm, oblong-elliptic to narrowly ovate, rounded to obtuse or rarely acute; veins 3, branching; margin wholly black-glandular-ciliate with glands globose to ellipsoid; laminar glands pale, linear to sometimes punctiform. Petals pale? yellow or rarely ‘orange’, tinged red, 10–16 × c. 3.5–8 mm, 2.5–3 × sepals, oblong to oblanceolate; marginal glands black, few, apical, small, sessile or on cilia, or absent; laminar glands few, pale, subapical, shortly striiform. Stamens c. 36, longest 9–10 mm, c. 0.6 × petals; filaments yellow. Ovary 4–5 × c. 2.5 mm, cylindric-ovoid; styles equalling or slightly longer than ovary. Capsule c. 7 × 4 mm, cylindric-ovoid. Seeds not seen.