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Dioecious, rarely monoecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers axillary; males numerous in fascicles, females few or solitary. male flowers: sepals (4-)5(-7), imbricate; petals 0; disk glands (4-)5(-7); stamens (4-)5(-7); pistillode large, 2-3-partite. Female flowers: sepals and petals as male; disk annular, entire or shallowly lobed; ovary (2-)3(-4)-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles (2-)3(-4). Fruit subspherical, 3-lobed, fleshy and indehiscent or dry and dehiscent. Seeds (1-)2 per loculus.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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