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Hypericum lobocarpum Gatt.
Section: sect. MyriandraSubsection: subsect. Centrosperma
Shrub 0.9-1. 5(-2) m tall, erect, with branches erect, forming large clumps. Stems reddish, 4-lined and ancipitous when young, soon 2- lined and rounded, becoming reddish brown and terete in 2nd season; cortex exfoliating in strips; bark smooth, thin. Leaves sessile or with pseudopetiole up to 5 mm long, often in axillary clusters; lamina 35-50 x 3-10(-14) mm, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate or linear, with margin recurved to revolute, paler or glaucous beneath, chartaceous, deciduous at basal articulation, apex apiculate-obtuse or apiculate-rounded to subacute, base narrowly cuneate to attenuate; venation obscure beneath: c. 12-14 pairs main laterals, with subsidiaries and densely reticulate tertiaries usually not or incom- pletely discernible, only midrib prominent; laminar glands dense. Inflorescence c. 5-25-flowered, without accessory flowers, with 3-15-flowered dichasia from 1-3 nodes below and sometimes flowering branches from lower nodes, the whole globose-cylindric to shortly and broadly pyramidal; pedicels 1.5-3 mm long; bracts reduced, elliptic to oblanceolate-spathulate or linear. Flowers 10-15 mm in diam.; buds broadly ovoid to subglobose. Sepals 5, (3.5-)4-4.5 x 0.8-1. 5(-2) mm, subequal to equal, not enlarging but divergent to reflexed in fruit, narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong or oblanceolate-spathulate, apiculate to acute, margins revolute, basal veins 3-7, branching distally. Petals 5, golden yellow, becoming incurved-deflexed, 6-7(-8) x 2.5-3.5 mm, obovate-oblanceolate with apiculus lateral, acute. Stamens c. 100-150, longest 5-6.5 mm, 0.8-0.85 x petals. Ovary (3)4-5-merous, 2.5-3.5 x 1-1.5 mm, narrowly ovoid, acute; placentation incompletely axile; styles (3)4- 5, 2-3 mm long, 0.8-0.85 x ovary, remaining erect, separating only as fruit matures. Capsule 5.5-7 x 2.5-3.5 mm, narrowly ovoid-conic to ovoid, acute to subacute, (3)4-5-lobed, exceeding sepals, thinly coriaceous. Seeds blackish brown, 1.2-1.5 mm long, not carinate; testa linear-reticulate.