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Trees or shrubs, glabrous. Stipules ± united and intrapetiolar. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers axillary, solitary or in fascicles, actinomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 5, valvate, ± united. Petals 5, free, each with (in ours) an adaxial ligule-like nectar-bearing appendage. Stamens 10, usually forming a tube. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus. Fruit a 1-seeded fleshy drupe.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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