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Leafless parasitic annual twining herb, often forming dense tangled masses. Stems slender, up to 3 mm in diameter, leafless, without chlorophyll, yellowish, apricot-coloured to bright orange, attaching themselves to the host plant by means of numerous series of small haustorias. Flowers in dense clusters along the stems, c. 2-3 mm in diameter, cream-coloured. Corolla bell-shaped with triangular, pointed lobes. Fruit a depressed spherical capsule.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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