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Hypericum suffruticosum W.P.Adams & N. Robson
Section: sect. MyriandraSubsection: subsect. Ascyrum
Dwarf shrub 0.05-0.15(-0.2) m tall, erect, few- to many-stemmed and cushion-like or decumbent and matted, branched from near base and sparingly pseudo-dichotomously, branches suberect or spreading. Stems becoming red-brown, 4-lined and ancipitous when young, soon narrowly 2-winged; cortex exfoliating in thin strips or flakes; bark thin, reddish brown, not corky. Leaves sessile to subsessile, spreading, (3-)4-8(-10) x (l-)2-3 mm, narrowly obovate or oblanceolate to elliptic or oblong-linear, margin plane to subrecurved, paler beneath, sometimes slightly glaucous, subcoriaceous, eventually deciduous above base, apex obtuse, base rounded to cuneate; venation: only midrib visible; laminar glands dense; inframarginal glands dense. Inflorescence 1 -flowered, often with a pair of pseudo-dichotomous branches; peduncle 0.5 mm long; pedicel (5-)7-10(-12) mm long, mostly recurved to reflexed at maturity; bracts foliar; bracteoles linear-subulate. Flowers c. 10-15 mm in diam.; buds compressed-subglobose. Sepals 4 and markedly unequal or 2, enlarging somewhat in fruit; outer (4-)5-8 x (4-)4.5- 6(-8) mm, broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, obtuse to rounded, base truncate to angustate, near-basal veins 3, all branched; inner (when present) minute. Petals 4, pale yellow, (4-)5-8 x (4-)5-6(-8) mm, often unequal, narrowly obovate, with apiculus terminal, obtuse, fugaceous. Stamens c. 30, longest 2.5-4 mm, 0.4-0.6 x petals. Ovary 2-merous, 2-2.5 x 0.6-1.3 mm, narrowly compressed, cylindric-ellipsoid, obtuse, placentation parietal; styles 2, 1.2-1.5 mm, 0.6 x ovary, appressed or divergent above. Capsule 3-5 x 2-3 mm, cylindric-ellipsoid, rounded, compressed. Seeds c. 1 mm long, scarcely carinate; testa finely reticulate.