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Hypericum pulogense Merr.
Genus: HypericumSection: sect. Humifusoideum
- syntype: PNH - Merrill - 6577
- syntype: PNH - Curran, Zschokke - Philipp. For. Bur. 16097
- syntype: US - Merrill - 6577
- syntype: K - Merrill - 6577
- lectotype: US - Curran, Zschokke - Philipp. For. Bur. 16097
- syntype: BM - Curran, Zschokke - Philipp. For. Bur. 16097
- syntype: US - Curran, Zschokke - Philipp. For. Bur. 16097
- syntype: L - Curran, Zschokke - Philipp. For. Bur. 16097
Shrublet or woody herb 0.2-0.4 m tall, diffuse?, with branches erect or ascending to decumbent from slender branching rhizome. Stems 2(4-6)-lined or narrowly 2-winged when young, sometimes eventually terete, eglandular. Leaves sessile or very shortly petiolate; lamina 8-12(-20) x 3-7 mm, ovate to elliptic or oblong, glaucous beneath, plane (except margin?), spreading or ascending; apex obtuse to rounded, margin recurved (at least when dry), base broadly cuneate to rounded or subcordate; venation: c. 4 pairs of main lateral veins, divergent-incurved, slightly branched to form obscure tertiary reticulation; laminar glands pale, shortly striiform to punctiform, subprominent beneath; intramarginal glands dense, pale. Inflorescence 1 -flowered, without or with flowering branches in uppermost axils, or 3-10-flowered and regularly dichasial; pedicels 4-6 mm in fruit Flowers 20-25(-30) mm in diam., stellate; buds narrowly ovoid, subacute to obtuse. Sepals 4-6 x 1.8-2.4 mm, imbricate, equal to subequal, lanceolate to oblong or elliptic-oblong, apiculate to rounded, entire; veins 5, unbranched; laminar glands pale, linear to punctiform; inframarginal glands pale, dense or rather sparse. Petals bright yellow, not tinged red, 10-12(-14) x 4-6 mm, 2-2.5 x sepals, narrowly oblong-ovate, rounded, with apiculus small, glandular; laminar glands pale, numerous, basally linear, distally striiform to punctiform; marginal glands few?, pale. Stamens not obviously fascicled (5-fascicled fide Merrill), c. 30-60, longest c. 9 mm, c. 0.75 x petals; anther gland amber. Ovary 3-4 x 2 mm, broadly ovoid, obtuse; styles 3, c. 5-5.5 mm long, c. 1 .5 x ovary, divergent; stigmas not or scarcely capitate; placentae 3, axile. Capsule 5-8 x 4-5 mm, narrowly to rather broadly ovoid, 1.3-1.5 x sepals, with valves longitudinally and diagonally vittate. Seeds yellow-brown to dark brown, 0.5-1 mm, not carinate; testa densely scalariform.