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Shrubs or small trees. Stipules deciduous. Leaves alternate, or rarely, opposite or whorled. Inflorescence simple or compound, terminal or axillary. Flowers actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic. Sepals ± equal; margin ciliolate. Petals subequal (no petal spurred), often ± reflexed, white or greenish-white to yellow or red. Stamens free or ± united to form a tube. Fruit a capsule with 3 valves, rarely subfleshy and indehiscent. Seeds usually glabrous and smooth.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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