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Shrubs or small trees. Leaves 2-pinnate. Flowers numerous, pink or white in spherical or 'powder-puff' heads. Calyx 5-toothed or -lobed. Corolla 5-lobed, small, concealed among the numerous long stamens; stamens with coloured filaments, these providing much of the colour of the inflorescence. Ovary with many ovules. Pod ± straight, usually flattened, not pulpy within, elastically dehiscent from the apex.

Quite similar in appearance to Albizia and differing from that genus in the method of dehiscence of the pod.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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