Hypericum bellum H.L.Li APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high; stems terete or angular when young.
Leaves ovate or oblong, 1.5–2.5 cm long, 0.7–1.1 cm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base acutely or obtusely cuneate, discolorous; margins recurved; glands pale or translucent; secondary veins 3–5 pair s; petiole 0.5–3 mm long.
Flowers solitary, terminal 25–35 mm diam. Black glands absent from anthers, petals and sepals. Petals 15–18 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, yellow, erect. Stamens in 5 bundles, 5–9 mm long, not persistent. Ovary 4.5–5.5 mm long, 5-locular; styles 5.
Fruit not seen.
Distribution and occurrence: recorded as naturalised at Yetholme, Bathurst district. Native of China and northern India.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
Introduced into cultivation in Britain around 1947. Sometimes placed in Clusiaceae.
Text by G.J. Harden & L.J. Murray, Supplement to Flora of NSW Vol. 1 (2000)
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed April 2017)
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