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Many-stemmed annual or perennial herbs. Leaevs alternate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, solitary, sessile in leaf axils or forks of branches. Perianth segments 5, united into a short tube. Stamens numerous, in fascicles alternating with the perianth segments. Ovary superior, consisting of 5 carpels, with numerous ovules in each loculus. Styles 5. Fruit a 5-valved loculicidal capsule. Seeds numerous, reniform, ridged.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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