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13. Hypericum chapmanii W. P. Adams, Contr. Gray Herb. 189: 22. 1962.

Hypericum arborescens Chapman, Fl. South. U.S. ed. 2 repr. 2, 680. 1892, not Vahl 1791

Shrubs, erect, <treelike>, to 40 dm, <bark thick-corky, striate, exfoliating in thin, papery sheets or plates>. Stems: internodes 4-lined at first, soon 4-angled, then terete, <not glaucous>. Leaf blades linear-subulate, 8–25 × 0.5–0.7 mm, <not glaucous>, base articulated, parallel or slightly expanded, margins revolute, apex acute, midrib unbranched. Inflorescences <shortly cylindric>, 1–3-flowered, often with single flowers or triads from 1–2 proximal nodes. Flowers 12–15 mm diam.; sepals deciduous, not enclosing capsule, 5, linear-subulate, unequal, 5–7 × 0.5 mm, <not glaucous>; petals 5, bright yellow, oblong-spatulate, 7–9 mm; stamens deciduous, 75; ovary 3-merous; <styles 2.5–4 mm>. Capsules narrowly pyramidal-ovoid, 6 × 2.4 mm. Seeds not carinate, 0.6–0.8 mm; testa finely foveolate-reticulate.

Flowering summer (Jun–Aug). Pond margins, flatwoods, depressions; 0–10 m; Fla.

Hypericum chapmanii differs from H. fasciculatum in its taller, single-stemmed habit, thicker stems (to 10–15 cm diameter) with fluted, spongy bark containing large laticifers, and fewer-flowered inflorescences.

Hypericum chapmanii is known from the panhandle of northwestern Florida.


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