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Hypericum thymifolium Banks & Solander
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Taeniocarpium
Suffrutex, 0.2–0.8(–1) m tall, glabrous, erect from woody, sometimes branching and rooting at the base, with ascending axillary branches all up stem. Stem 2-lined to terete, green to red, eglandular; internodes 5–20 mm, shorter than to exceeding leaves. Leaves (main stem) subsessile to 1 mm petiolate, subcoriaceous, glaucous beneath or wholly, 2–12(–15) × 1.5–7 mm, oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, apex rounded, margin recurved to revolute, base rounded to narrowly cuneate, with 1–2 pairs of ascending lateral veins; laminar glands pale, punctiform, dense, small; intramarginal glands pale, small, dense and (in upper leaves) sometimes one apical black gland. Inflorescence 1–13-flowered, from 1–2 nodes, corymbiform, 10–30 × 15–50 mm, with lateral branches straight, widely ascending, ‘cymules’ 1-flowered, branching monochasial, sometimes with 1–2 flowering branches immediately below and often others irregularly down stem, the whole then cylindric; bracts and bracteoles oblong to triangular, shortly black-glandular-ciliate to subentire. Flowers 10–20 mm in diam., petals erect after flowering; buds broadly ellipsoid, obtuse. Sepals equal, free, imbricate, 2–3.5 × 1–2 mm, oblong to elliptic, rounded to obtuse; veins 3(5), outer pair(s) branching, scarcely prominent; margin very shortly and densely black-glandular-denticulate or with sessile glands, with glands obconic; laminar glands pale, linear to striiform, not prominent. Petals yellow, always? tinged red, (5–)7–13 × 2.5–3 mm, 2.5– 3.5 × sepals, narrowly oblanceolate; marginal glands black, apical, few, sessile; laminar glands few, pale, punctiform or absent. Stamens 35–40, longest 6–9 mm, c. 0.75–0.8 × petals; filaments yellow. Ovary c. 2 × 0.8 mm, narrowly pyramidal-ovoid; styles c. 8 mm, c. 4 × ovary. Capsule 5–7(–8) × 3.5–4 mm, narrowly ovoid. Seeds reddish-brown, c. 1 mm long (immature?); testa papillose.