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Shrub or small tree. Bark greyish, smooth; branches opposite, often with spines in 3's. Leaves opposite, along most of the branches, narrowly elliptic, up to c. 7.5 × 2.5 cm, hairless with paler lateral veins; domatia present. Flowers in 3-25-flowered heads, greenish-yellow. Fruit asymmetrically ovoid, up to 2.5 × 2 cm, 2-lobed, blackish.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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