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Hypericum asperuloides Czern. & Turcz.
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Coridium
Perennial herb with stems slender, to 0.4 m long, ascending from woody creeping base, unbranched, with short axillary shoots from middle and upper axils. Stem 4-lined, eglandular; internodes 6–10 mm, shorter than to exceeding leaves. Leaves 4(5)-verticillate, sessile, glaucous beneath, 10–30 × 0.5–1 mm, narrowly linear-lanceolate, apex acute, margin revolute, base cuneate, 1-veined; laminar glands pale, punctiform; intramarginal glands not seen. Inflorescence 15–25-flowered, from 4–6 nodes, narrowly cylindric to interrupted-spiciform, 30–100 mm long, without subsidiary branches; bracts and bracteoles linear-lanceolate, sparsely black-glandular-ciliate, glands obconic [“capitate”]. Flowers ? mm in diam.; buds triangular ovoid, subacute. Sepals equal?, free, not imbricate, 2–4 × 1–2 mm, oblong to ovate-oblong, obtuse to rounded; veins 3, prominent; margin glandular-denticulate with glands black, obconic; laminar glands pale, linear. Petals yellow, not tinged red, persistent, 8-10 × 2 mm, 3–5 × sepals, oblong-elliptic to oblong; marginal glands distal, black, obconic, stipitate or absent; laminar glands linear. Stamens numerous, persistent. Ovary 3 × ? mm, ovoid; styles slightly longer than ovary. Capsule 5–6 × 3–4 mm, ovoid to subglobose; valves with numerous narrow vittae. Seeds light brown, cylindric, minutely linear-foveolate.