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Erect, aromatic annual herb up to 1.5 m high. Stem simple or branched near the base, green or sometimes reddish, shoertly glandular and pubescent. Leaves elliptic-oblong in outline, 1-8 cm long, pinnately divided with 3-5 deep and narrow lobes each side; leaves smaller and less lobed towards the top; margin of lobes entire or with few blunt teeth. Inflorescences in axillary branched clusters often together forming long, leafy or leafless continuous inflorescence up to 60 cm long. Flowers minute, greenish or red tinged, up to 1 mm in diameter, glandular outside.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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