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Much-branched evergreen tree up to c. 10 m tall. Leaves imparipinnate with petiole and rhachis up to 32 cm long; leaflets 7-13, alternate to sub-opposite, light green, sometimes slightly discolorous, oblong-elliptic, up to 24 cm long, asymmetric at the base; basal leaflets much smaller; terminal leaflet largest, up to 34 cm long, oblong-obovate, symmetric at the base; margins entire, somewhat wavy; petiole swollen at the base. Flowers small, with petals pale reddish-orange or dull red outside, dull yellow inside, in large pendent panicles, 20-95 cm long, usually on the older branches below the leaves or on the trunk. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid, pointed at the apex, up to 2.5 cm long, bright yellow when ripe.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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