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Shrub or small tree, armed with distinct opposite pairs of hooked and near-straight spines. Leaves ovate, tomentose beneath, markedly asymmetric at the base, 3-5-veined from the base, the veins impressed above; margin finely toothed. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, small, yellowish. Fruit a spherical drupe c. 3 cm, shiny red or reddish-brown when ripe, edible.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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