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Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum

Higher Taxonomy
Family: HypericaceaeView Description 

Habit: 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[5], placentas generally axile, style branches 3. Fruit: capsule, generally septicidal. Seed: many, small.
Genera In Family: 37 genera, 1610 species: worldwide, largely tropics. Note: Sometimes included in Clusiaceae.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
Scientific Editor: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: HypericumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Habit: Annual to shrub, glabrous. Leaf: sessile Inflorescence: generally terminal cymes, bracted. Flower: sepals [4]5; petals [4]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.
Species In Genus: +- 450 species: worldwide. Etymology: (Greek name)

Hypericum mutilum L. subsp. mutilum
Habit: Annual or perennial herb, 20--60 cm. Stem: +- erect, diffuse-branched from mid-stem or lower. Leaf: leaves below inflorescence 10--25 mm, elliptic to ovate, gland-dotted; leaves above lowest flower branches not or gradually reduced, uppermost leaves linear. Inflorescence: flowers 1--15 per stem. Flower: sepals +- 3 mm, narrowly lanceolate; petals +- 2 mm, yellow; stamens 6--12; styles +- 1 mm. Fruit: +- 4 mm, oblong.
Ecology: Streambanks, riparian woodland; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, adjacent n SNF; Distribution Outside California: native to eastern North America. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct Note: 2 other subspecies of eastern North America.
Unabridged Note: Specimens identified as this sp. from above 300 m are misidentified Hypericum anagalloides.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot
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Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Jennifer Talbot 2016. Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora,, accessed on May 01, 2016.

Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum
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Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum
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Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum
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© 2015 Barry Breckling

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Geographic subdivisions for Hypericum mutilum subsp. mutilum:
ScV, adjacent n SNF;
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