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Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, persistently tomentose or lanate beneath. Capitula numerous, in terminal or axillary panicles. Capitula unisexual, disciform; receptacle without scales, sometimes with long silky hairs. Phyllaries 1-2-seriate. Male capitula: florets many; corolla longer than female florets; lobes recurved; ovary abortive or rudimentary; pappus 0. Female capitula: florets 1-3-flowered; anthers 0; achenes woolly; pappus 0.

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Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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