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Shrubs or herbs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence a large terminal spike with large sometimes coloured bracts. Calyx lobes equal or upper one narrower. Corolla large, showy, white or red, strongly 2-lipped; lobes very unequal. Fertile stamens 2, attached at base of the corolla tube; two staminodes sometimes also present. Fruit a capsule. Seeds 4.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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