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Multi-stemmed, often scrambling shrub, rarely a small tree. Branches usually densely covered with lenticels. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate with 3-6 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Petiole and rhachis slightly winged. Leaflets elliptic to ovate, mostly up to 7.5 × 3.5 cm, mostly hairless on both surfaces except for hairtuft domatia below, asymmetrically rounded at the base; margin toothed or scalloped. Flowers bright orange to red, in showy many-flowered terminal heads. Fruit flattened, up to 19 × 1.5 cm, pointed at both ends, dehiscent. Seeds with a transparent papery wing.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe


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