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Shrub or small tree. Leaves 3-foliolate with ovate to obovate leaflets, shiny green, thinly textured. Flowers in terminal or axillary, branched inflorescences, white with pink veins, turning yellow with age, sweetly scented, distinctly asymmetric with 2 upper petals much larger than the lower; stamens fused to form a structure up to 15 cm long. Fruit conspicuous c. 8 cm, pendulous on a long, sharply bent, jointed stalk.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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