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Monoecious perennial herbs, shrubs or small trees. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Stipules present. Flowers in axillary fascicles or solitary. Male flowers: sepals 5(-6), free; petals 5(-6); disk cup-shaped, 10-toothed; stamens 5(-6); pistillode 3-fid. Female flowers: sepals larger than the male; petals minute or 0; ovary 3-locular; styles 3, short, 2-fid or 2-partite. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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