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Parasitic herbs, lacking chlorophyll, usually covered in glandular hairs. Stems erect. Leaves present as large scales. Inflorescence a lax or dense spike or raceme. Bracts present; bracteoles 0 (in ours). Calyx campanulate. Corolla tubular, curved, strongly 2-lipped; upper lip (in ours) emarginate or shallowly 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed with prominent folds between. Stamens 4, didynamous, included or ± so. Capsule 2-valved. Seeds minute, numerous, subspherical.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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