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Soft shrubby perennial, often with straggling stems, up to c. 1 m tall. Leaves ovate-pentagonal in outline, up to 8 × 7 cm, angled to shallowly 3-5 lobed, stellate pubescent on both surfaces, usually more densely and paler below, deeply cordate at the base, basal lobes often overlapping; margin crenate-serrate. Flowers creamy-white to deep orange-yellow, rarely with a reddish centre. Epicalyx of 5(6) bracts, 7-11 mm long, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 5-veined, stellate-pubescent, green at flowering time, turning brown and dry in fruit.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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