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Canopy trees. Leaves born in apical whorls of 7-40 leaves, medium to large-sized (8-30 cm long). Inflorescences cauliflorous, usually racemes or infrequently once-branched paniculate arrangements of racemes. Flowers zygomorphic. Sepals 6. Petals 6. Androecium prolonged on one side into a flat hood; staminodes anther-bearing. Ovary 6-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit indehiscent, dropping from tree at maturity, spherical or nearly so, pericarp fragile, often cracking when fruit hits ground. Seeds 10-15 mm long, numerous, ovate to lenticular, embedded in pulp which oxidizes bluish-green when exposed to air; dry pulp breaks into 6 segments.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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