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Annual herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple entire. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx-lobes 5. Corolla with 5 imbricate lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals. Ovary semi-inferior, 2-locular. Fruit a circumscissile capsule. Seeds numerous.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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