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Trees. Leaves simple, alternate, small to medium-sized (3-16 cm long). Inflorescences terminal or axillary, consisting of racemes or once-branched paniculate arrangements of racemes. Flowers present with the leaves, zygomorphic. Sepals 6. Petals 6, flat at the apex. Androecium forming a short, membranous tube, prolonged on one side into a ligule but hood not developed, the stamens scattered over the inner surface of the tube, not reflexed; anthers laterally dehiscent. Ovary 3-locular; ovules c. 6 per locule. Fruit dehiscent, remaining on tree at maturity, cylindric, woody. Seeds winged on one side, numerous.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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