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Unarmed herbs, shrubs or small trees. Inflorescence a terminal panicle-like cyme. Calyx 5-lobed, much shorter than the corolla tube, usually somewhat accrescent in fruit. Corolla white, yellow, pink, red or purplish; tubular with a short limb. Stamens 5; anthers included (in ours), dehiscing by longitudinal slits.  Fruit a capsule with a large number of minute seeds; capsule enclosed by a persistent papery calyx.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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