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Small trees. Leaves petiolate. Stipules present. Flowers sometimes unisexual, in axillary pedunculate cymes. Sepals connate into a 2-3-lobed campanulate calyx. Petals 5, white (in ours), narrowed at the base, without glands. Stamens many. Ovary 2-locular, with 1(-2) pendulous ovules per loculus. Fruit a 2-valved capsule with very broad wings. Seed usually 1, usually hairy at the apex.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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