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Small shrubs, glabrous or with simple hairs and a single haustorial attachment. Flowers in clusters or 206 in an umbel with a very short peduncle. Corolla 5-merous, usually joined to less than halfway, opening with a V-shaped slit on one side, developing vents when mature; mostly yellow in colour, sometimes banded red and white or greenish; tube constricted above a basal swelling or narrow throughout; lobes linear, erect, recurved or revolute. Stamen filaments attached at base of corolla lobes or above. Berry obovoid, red, often with a persistent calyx.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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