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Slender perennial herb, up to 45 cm tall, growing from a vertical, subglobose rhizome, 1.5-3 cm long. Leaves 4-14, linear, up to 40 cm long, hairless or with 2-armed hairs on margins and midrib beneath. Inflorescences 1-6, 15-20 cm long, appressed hairy, 1-4-flowered; pedicels 12-40 mm long, appressed hairy; bracts 5-17 mm long filiform, shorter than the pedicels. Flowers yellow, 10-18 mm in diameter. Capsule turbinate-cylindric, 5-15 mm long, thinly hairy. Seeds dark brown, papillose with 4 wing-like ribs on each papilla.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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