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Hypericum russeggeri (Fenzl) R. Keller
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Adenotrias
Shrub or shrublet 0.1-0.3 m tall, much branched, spreading to prostrate, with branches ascending to prostrate, often tortuous; wholly glabrous, without dark glands. Stems 4-lined and ancipitous at first, soon 2-lined, glaucous, with internodes shorter to rarely longer than leaves. Leaves free, sessile or subsessile, persistent until second season; lamina 4-20 x 1.5-3 mm, narrowly oblanceolate, concolorous, densely glaucous, coriaceous, apex obtuse, margin plane or proximally incurved, base cuneate; venation: apparently 1- nerved, with midrib sometimes prominent beneath; laminar glands dense. Inflorescence 3-7(-9)-flowered, terminal and sometimes also terminating short shoots or solitary in axils of lowermost (fallen) leaves; bracts foliar; bracteoles linear, squamiform, deciduous; peduncle 10-20 mm long, pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long. Flowers c. 10 mm in diam.; buds narrowly ovoid-ellipsoid, subacute. Sepals green, 2-3 x 0.7-0.9 mm, imbricate, subequal, narrowly oblong to narrowly triangular-lanceolate, subrounded to acute, plane to incurved, stiffly erect; veins 5(-7?), only midrib sometimes prominent, unbranched; laminar glands linear; submarginal glands dense. Petals rather pale yellow, deciduous, 6-9 x c. 3.5 mm, c. 3 x sepals, oblanceolate, distally outcurved to form hypocrateriform pseudo-tubular corolla, rounded, with basal ligulate appendage oblanceolate? with margin incurved. Stamens c. 30 (i.e. single fascicles c. 8, double fascicles c. 10-12), with filaments in each fascicle c. 0.8 united, the longest c. 3-4.5 mm (long-styled) or 4.5-5 mm (short-styled), deciduous later than petals. Ovary 1.5 x 0.7 mm, narrowly ellipsoid, acute; styles c. 1.5 mm (short-styled) or 2 mm (long-styled), about equalling ovary (short-styled) or c. 1.35 x ovary (long-styled), suberect; ovules 2 on each placenta one ascending, one pendent. Capsule 2.5-4 x c. 1-1.5 mm, cylindric-ellipsoid, longer than sepals, with valves longitudinally vittate. Seeds blackish brown, c. 2 mm long, ecarinate; testa finely densely linear- scalariform; caruncle lobed (cf. Reynaud, 1985: 91, t. 2 ff. 1-2).