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Hypericum bellum H.L.Li
Family Hypericaceae
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
AVH map***

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)

One subspecies in NSW : Hypericum bellum subsp. bellum

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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