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Tree. Bark pink-brown, mostly deciduous on the upper branches. Leaves: petiole up to 2 cm; lamina lanceolate, 7-15 × 2.5-4.5 cm, acute, borne in false whorls of 4-5. Inflorescences pedunculate, cymose, 3-7-flowered. Petals 6-9 mm, orbicular. Stamen fascicles 10-15 mm long; stamens very numerous (over 70 per fascicle); filaments inflexed. Fruit turbinate to hemispherical. Seed 2-3 mm long.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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