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Usually a small woody shrub, rarely a small tree. Bark reddish brown. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, elliptic to almost circular, normally less than 2 × 1 cm, leathery, hairless; brown translucent glands present in the lamina; margin entire or with small but distinct teeth in the upper half. Flowers small, pink with pink or red stamens longer than the petals. Fruit somewhat fleshy, c. 4 mm in diameter, pink when ripe.


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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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