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Hypericum erythraeae (Hypericum erythraeae)


Herbs perennial, erect to ascending, branching at base and in inflorescence, 3�12 dm. Stems: internodes 4-lined. Leaves ascending to appressed, sessile; blade usually lanceolate, rarely elliptic to ovate, 5�20(�24) � 5�15 mm, , leathery, margins plane, apex acute, , basal veins 1�5, midrib with 2�3 pairs of branches. Inflorescences corymbiform, to 30-flowered, branching mostly dichasial. Flowers 5�13 mm diam.; sepals lanceolate, unequal, 3.5�4.2(�4.8) mm, , apex acute to subacuminate; petals orange-yellow, obovate, 5�10 mm; stamens 50�80, filaments basally connate; styles 2�4 mm; stigmas clavate. Capsules ovoid, 3�4.5 mm. Seeds 0.4�0.7 mm; testa reticulate.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malpighiales

            • Family: Hypericaceae

              • Genus: Hypericum