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Deciduous shrub or small tree. Branches opposite and horizontal, green. Leaves usually on the young branches, opposite, held in one plane, ovate, dull green, sometimes with a greyish sheen, 4-5 pairs of lateral veins distinctly paler, raised below. Flowers in axillary clusters, unpleasantly scented; corolla pale cream; lobes reflexed. Fruits in clusters, subspherical, 4-6 mm, blackish when ripe.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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