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1. Hypericum sect. Ascyreia Choisy, Prodr. Monogr. Hypéric. 37. 1821.

金丝桃组 jin si tao zu

Norysca Spach.

Shrubs or subshrubs, glabrous, without dark glands or very rarely with sepals reddish glandular-ciliate (species no. 6). Leaves usually with abaxial glands. Sepals nearly always free, margin entire or denticulate (very rarely glandular). Petals and stamens deciduous after anthesis (rarely tardily); petal apiculus usually present. Stamen fascicles 5, free (or very rarely apparently 4), anthers dorsifixed. Styles (4 or)5, free or partly united. Capsule valves smooth. Seeds often carinate or ± winged.

Forty-seven species: Bulgaria and Pontic Turkey, from Pakistan to China and N Vietnam, and in S India, Sri Lanka, and SE Asia to Flores and Sulawesi; 30 species (20 endemic) in China.

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