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Dioecious tree to 20 m or more. Leaves alternate, simple; petiole long, slender; lamina elliptic to ovate with an acute apex; midvein prominent. Inflorescences racemose, suberect, becoming pendulous. Male flowers: stamens 20-30. Female flowers: staminodes c. 10; ovary consisting of 7-10 carpels. Fruit a berry.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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