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Hypericum conjungens N. Robson
Section: sect. AdenosepalumSubsection: subsect. Aethiopica
Shrub or subshrub c. 0.3-2 m tall, slender, erect, with branches strict, glabrous. Stems orange to vinous red, 4-lined and ancipitous when young, soon 2-lined, eventually terete, internodes mostly equalling or exceeding leaves; cortex exfoliating in sheets; bark smooth, finely striate. Leaves sessile or sometimes lower ones very shortly petiolate; lamina 10-30 x (5-)7-20(-22) mm, oblong to elliptic-oblong or rarely obovate, paler beneath, chartaceous, not glaucous, spreading; apex rounded to retuse, margin undulate, base rounded to cordate-amplexicaul; venation: (2)3 pairs of laterals curved-ascending from lower 0.2-0.25 of midrib, tertiary reticulation well developed, dense; laminar glands pale, dense, unequal, not prominent; intramarginal glands black, dense. Inflorescence c. 5-20-flowered, from 1-2 nodes, congested, curved-corymbiform, with branches from up to 3 nodes below; pedicels 1-3 mm; bracteoles foliar or usually reduced, narrowly oblong to narrowly triangular- lanceolate, with dense marginal to inframarginal black glands. Flowers c. 15-20 mm in diam.; buds ellipsoid, subacute. Sepals 5- 8 x 1-2 mm, subequal, free, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute, entire to subentire; veins 5, sometimes branching; laminar glands pale, linear, distally interrupted; marginal to inframarginal glands black, dense. Petals primrose yellow, tinged and sometimes veined red dorsally, 10-12 x 2-2.5 mm, 1.5-2 x sepals, oblong, rounded, with apiculus obsolete, subapical; laminar glands pale, linear to dorsally striiform or subpunctiform, occasionally black, subapical, punctiform; marginal glands black, not or slightly prominent. Stamens c. 80, longest 7-8 mm, 0.7-0.8 x petals; anther gland black. Ovary 2.5-3 x 1.5-2 mm, ovoid-pyramidal; styles 2.5-3.5 mm, (1-)1.2 x ovary, spreading-incurved. Capsule 6-7 x 3-3.5 mm, ovoid-pyramidal, shorter than sepals, surrounded by erect, individually twisted petals. Seeds dark brown, 0.7-1 mm long; testa scalariform-reticulate.