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Shrub or small tree (in ours). Leaves opposite, occurring in equal pairs at non-flowering nodes but with one reduced to a scale at flowering nodes. Inflorescences of pedunculate cymes, occurring at every other node. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx with reduced lobes. Corolla tube cylindric with hairy throat; lobes overlapping to the left. Stamens exserted. Style exserted with a club-shaped apical stigma. Fruit spherical, with a circular scar left by the deciduous calyx limb.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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