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Trees or shrubs. Stipules rudimentary. Leaves simple, opposite or ternate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, in terminal or axillary cymes. Calyx a cylindrical tube. Petals 4-5, alternating with 4-5 pubescent scales. Stamens 4-5, alternating with the petals. Ovary inferior, 3-5-locular. Fruit a 3-5-locular false drupe with 1 seed per loculus.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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