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Hypericum dolabriforme Vent.
Section: sect. MyriandraSubsection: subsect. Brathydium
Subshrub 0. 1 5-0.5 m tall, decumbent and woody (but not rooting) at base, with short or elongate branches at base or throughout stem. Stems green?, 4-lined and ancipitous above, 2-lined to terete below; cortex exfoliating in strips. Leaves sessile, widely spreading: lamina (main stem) 20-35 x 3-5 mm, linear-elliptic or linear-oblong to linear, margin recurved to revolute, pale or slightly glaucous? beneath, subcoriaceous, the lower deciduous slightly above base, apex obtuse to acute, base narrowly cuneate to rounded; venation: only midrib apparent; laminar glands dense. Inflorescence (l-)3-c. 20- flowered, regularly dichasial, widely branched, without accessory flowers, rarely with single flowers from axil below, the whole obconic; pedicels 1.5-2 mm long; bracts foliar, reduced, oblong to lanceolate. Flowers c. 15-20 mm in diam.; buds ellipsoid, acuminate. Sepals 5, 5-8(-15) x 2-3(-8) mm, not enlarging in fruit?, imbricate, very unequal, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, foliaceous, acuminate, margin distally revolute; basal veins 3, laterals sometimes branched. Petals 5, 'golden' yellow, 10-13 x 4-5 mm, c. 1.6-2 x sepals, curved-dolabriform, with apiculus conspicuous, termino-lateral, acute. Stamens 120-200, longest 5-7 mm, c. 0.5 x petals. Ovary 3-merous, 2.5-3 x 1.5-2 mm, ovoid-conic, acuminate, placentation parietal; styles 3, 3.5-4 mm, 1.35-1.4 x ovary, sometimes separating above in fruit. Capsule 4-7(-9) x 3-3.5(-4) mm, ovoid-conic, rostrate, 3-gonous above. Seeds reddish, 1.5-1.8 mm long, carinate; testa reticulate-scalariform.