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Suffrutices (ours) or small shrubs. Leaves petiolate; base cordate, apex acuminate. Flowers in a lax panicle, orange, yellow or cream. Epicalyx 0. Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly saucer-shaped; lobes longer than tube, triangular-ovate. Staminal tube very short, weakly gibbous. Ovary of 3-5, (1-)2-3-ovulate, free, carpels. Style with 3-5 branches. Fruit of 3-5 free mericarps, transversely divided by an internal false partition, beaked, pubescent and ultimately septicidal. Seeds 1-3 per mericarp, pubescent.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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