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Annual to shrub [tree]. Leaf: cauline, simple, opposite or whorled, often gland-dotted; stipules 0. Inflorescence: cyme, panicle, or flower 1, terminal or axillary. Flower: bisexual, radial; sepals persistent, generally 5, often fused at base, overlapping; petals generally 5, free; stamens generally many, free or ± fused into 3–5 clusters; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers 1–3, placentas generally axile, style branches 3. Fruit: capsule, generally septicidal. Seed: many, small.
37 genera, 1610 species: worldwide, largely tropics. [Gustaffson et al. 2002 Int J Plant Sci 163:1045–1054] Sometimes included in Clusiaceae. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Annual to shrub, glabrous. Leaf: sessile Inflorescence: generally terminal cymes, bracted. Flower: sepals 5; petals 5, deciduous or persistent, generally ± yellow; anthers occasionally black-dotted; ovary chambers 1 or 3(5), placentas 3(5), axile or parietal, projecting into chamber.Key to Hypericum
± 450 species: worldwide. (Greek name) [Robson 2002 Bull Nat Hist Mus London, Bot 32:61–123]
Evergreen shrub, 30–70 cm. Stem: erect, many, branching. Leaf: sessile, 4–12 cm, ovate, tip rounded or obtuse, margins densely gland-dotted. Inflorescence: flowers 1–11 per stem. Flower: sepals spreading or deflexed, 6–12 mm, unequal, ovate, rounded; petals 6–10 mm, <= sepals, obovate, yellow; stamens 20–25 per group; ovary 4–5 mm, elliptic; styles 2–2.5 mm. Fruit: 7–12 mm, broadly elliptic. Seed: ± 1 mm, red-brown.
Shaded woodland; 180 m. San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley Hills); to British Columbia; native to Europe, western Asia. Ornamental, occasionally escaping from cultivation. Jun [Online Interchange]
Previous taxon: Hypericum anagalloides
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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Mar 28 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Hypericum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77418, accessed on Mar 28 2015
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